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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 1881, the most common Word occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 6% of Word's were Coal Miners. A less common occupation for the Word family was Bricklayer. Coal Miner, Harness Maker and Baker & Corn Dealer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Word.

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  • Coal Miner

    6%
  • Harness Maker

    6%
  • Baker & Corn Dealer

    3%
  • Bricklayer

    3%

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

Word Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 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 642 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 1,000 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

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Word 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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