Worthy Family History

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Worthy Name Meaning

habitational name from any of various minor places called Worthy, from Old English worðig, a derivative of worð ‘enclosure’. nickname for a respected member of the community, from Middle English worthy ‘valuable’ (a derivative of worth ‘value’, ‘merit’, Old English weorð).

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


Similar surnames: Worth, Worton, Warth, Northey, Worley, Wortley, Worby, Wortham

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Worthy Family Origin

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Worthy Family Occupations

What did your Worthy 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 Worthy. 3% of Worthy men worked as a General Labourer and 54% of Worthy women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Worthy were Railway Clerk and Housewife

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
    3%
  • Insurance Agent
    1%
  • Builders Labourer
    1%
  • Railway Clerk
    1%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    54%
  • Domestic Servant
    3%
  • Incapacitated
    3%
  • Housewife
    2%

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

Worthy Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 40,000 census records available for the last name Worthy. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Worthy 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Worthy. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Worthy. For the veterans among your Worthy ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Worthy Life Expectancy

What is the average Worthy lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Worthy life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Worthy in 1940 was 34, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Worthy

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