Firth Family History

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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

What did your Firth ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, 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. Coal Miner, Farmer and Stone Mason were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Firth.

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  • Coal Miner

  • Farmer

  • Stone Mason

  • Grocer


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Firth ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Firth Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 267,000 census records available for the last name Firth. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Firth census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 16,000 immigration records available for the last name Firth. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 11,000 military records available for the last name Firth. For the veterans among your Firth ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Firth Life Expectancy

What is the average Firth lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Firth

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Firth ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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