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Word Name Meaning

Perhaps an Americanized spelling of Dutch van der Woord, a habitational name from places named Woord, Woerd, or Word.

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


Similar surnames: Ford, Lord, Cord, Ord, Worl, Bork, Work, Wold, Nord, Gard

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Word Family Origin

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Word Family Occupations

What did your Word ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Word. 4% of Word men worked as a General Labourer and 48% of Word women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Word were Insurance Agent and Household Duties

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
    4%
  • Builders Labourer
    2%
  • Colliery Hewer
    2%
  • Insurance Agent
    2%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    48%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    4%
  • Housewife
    2%
  • Household Duties
    2%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Word Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 54,000 census records available for the last name Word. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Word 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Word. 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 16,000 military records available for the last name Word. For the veterans among your Word ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Word Life Expectancy

What is the average Word lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Word life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Word in 1945 was 61, and 70 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Word

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