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Dilworth Family History

Dilworth Name Meaning

English (Lancashire): habitational name from Dilworth in Lancashire named from Old English dile ‘dill’ (a medicinal and culinary herb) + worth ‘enclosure’. Irish (Tyrone): English surname adopted by bearers of the Gaelic name Ó Dubhluachra ‘descendant of Dubhluachra’ a compound of dubh ‘black’ + luachair ‘rushes’.

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


Similar surnames: Silkworth, Ditsworth, Dulworth, Walworth, Ainsworth, Whitworth

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Where is the Dilworth family from?

You can see how Dilworth families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Dilworth family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Dilworth families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 537 Dilworth families living in Lancashire. This was about 60% of all the recorded Dilworth's in United Kingdom. Lancashire had the highest population of Dilworth families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Dilworth surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Dilworth ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Dilworth. 16% of Dilworth men worked as a General Labourer and 72% of Dilworth women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Dilworth were Motor Driver and Housewife. .

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

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • General Labourer
    16%
  • Bricklayer
    7%
  • Cabinet Maker
    6%
  • Motor Driver
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    72%
  • Incapacitated
    4%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    3%
  • Housewife
    3%
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Census Records

There are 30,000 census records available for the last name Dilworth. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dilworth census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Dilworth. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 5,000 military records available for the last name Dilworth. For the veterans among your Dilworth ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Dilworth lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Dilworth life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Dilworth in 1943 was 43, and 80 in 2004.

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