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

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  • Coal Miner

    6%
  • Harness Maker

    6%
  • Baker & Corn Dealer

    3%
  • Bricklayer

    3%

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

Source: Census data for Word | Data not to scale

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Between 1945 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Word

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