Walworth Family History

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Walworth Name Meaning

English: habitational name from either of two places called Walworth, in Greater London and County Durham, both named with Old English w(e)alh ‘Briton’, genitive plural wala (see Wallace) + worð ‘enclosure’. The present-day concentration of the name in Yorkshire suggests the latter is the more likely source. Compare Wallwork.

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

Similar surnames: Wadsworth, Papworth, Hepworth, Haworth, Hayworth, Wentworth, Dilworth

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Walworth Family Origin

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Walworth Family Occupations

What did your Walworth ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Walworth family was Bookbinder (Finisher). Coal Miner, Beerseller and Boiler Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Walworth. The most common Walworth occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 8% of Walworth's were Coal Miners.

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  • Coal Miner

  • Beerseller

  • Boiler Maker

  • Bookbinder (Finisher)


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

Walworth Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Walworth. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Walworth 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Walworth. 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 Walworth. For the veterans among your Walworth ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Walworth Life Expectancy

What is the average Walworth lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Walworth life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1969. The average life expectancy for Walworth in 1958 was 47, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Walworth

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Walworth 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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