Unsworth Family History

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Unsworth Name Meaning

English (Lancashire): habitational name from Unsworth, a place in Greater Manchester, named from the genitive case of the Old English byname Hund meaning ‘dog’ + Old English worð ‘enclosure’.

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

Similar surnames: Ainsworth, Bosworth, Dunsworth, Ellsworth, Hainsworth, Wentworth

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Unsworth Family Origin

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Unsworth Family Occupations

What did your Unsworth ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Unsworth occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 11% of Unsworth's were Coal Miners. A less common occupation for the Unsworth family was Labourer. Coal Miner, Farmer and Joiner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Unsworth.

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  • Coal Miner

  • Farmer

  • Joiner

  • Labourer


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

Unsworth Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Unsworth. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Unsworth 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Unsworth. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Unsworth. For the veterans among your Unsworth ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Unsworth Life Expectancy

What is the average Unsworth lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Unsworth life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Unsworth in 1955 was 43, and 69 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Unsworth

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Unsworth 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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