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Dodsworth Family History

Dodsworth Name Meaning

English (Yorkshire and Durham): variant of Dodworth a habitational name for someone from Dodworth in Yorkshire (recorded in the Domesday Book as Dodeswrde) named from the Old English personal name Dodd(a) + Old English worth ‘enclosure’.

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


Similar surnames: Bosworth, Wadsworth, Ditsworth, Holdsworth, Bedsworth, Cudworth

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Where is the Dodsworth family from?

You can see how Dodsworth families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Dodsworth family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Dodsworth families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 845 Dodsworth families living in Yorkshire. This was about 59% of all the recorded Dodsworth's in United Kingdom. Yorkshire had the highest population of Dodsworth families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Dodsworth surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Dodsworth 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 Dodsworth. 13% of Dodsworth men worked as a General Labourer and 71% of Dodsworth women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Dodsworth were Railway Clerk and Domestic Duties. .

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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
    13%
  • Farm Labourer
    9%
  • Incapacitated
    6%
  • Railway Clerk
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    71%
  • Housewife
    3%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    3%
  • Domestic Duties
    2%
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Census Records

There are 27,000 census records available for the last name Dodsworth. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dodsworth 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Dodsworth. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Dodsworth. For the veterans among your Dodsworth ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Dodsworth lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Dodsworth life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1977, and highest in 1979. The average life expectancy for Dodsworth in 1952 was 50, and 73 in 2004.

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