Firth Name Meaning

English and Scottish: topographic name from Old English (ge)fyrhþe ‘woodland’ or ‘scrubland on the edge of a forest’. Scottish: habitational name from Firth in Orkney. Welsh: topographic name from Welsh ffrith, ffridd ‘barren land’, ‘mountain pasture’ (a borrowing of the Old English word mentioned in 1).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Furth, Forth, Worth, Wirth, Fitz, Garth, North, Warth, Fitch, Mirto

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Firth Family Origin

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Firth Family Occupations

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  • Coal Miner

    6%
  • Farmer

    3%
  • Stone Mason

    2%
  • Grocer

    1%

In 1881, Coal Miner, Farmer and Stone Mason were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Firth. A less common occupation for the Firth family was Grocer. The most common Firth occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 6% of Firth's were Coal Miners.

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Firth Historical Records

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Firth Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1943 and 2004, Firth life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Firth in 1943 was 42, and 83 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Firth

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