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Unsworth Family History

Unsworth Name Meaning

English (Lancashire): habitational name from Unsworth (Lancashire) recorded as Hundeswrth in 129 This name was easily confused with Hunsworth in Yorkshire since they shared the same etymology ‘Hund's enclosure or settlement’ (from the Old English personal name Hund ‘dog’ + Old English worth ‘enclosure’).

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


Similar surnames: Ainsworth, Bosworth, Dunsworth, Ellsworth, Hainsworth, Wentworth

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Where is the Unsworth family from?

You can see how Unsworth families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Unsworth family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Unsworth families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 3,067 Unsworth families living in Lancashire. This was about 86% of all the recorded Unsworth's in United Kingdom. Lancashire had the highest population of Unsworth families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Unsworth surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Unsworth 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 Unsworth. 14% of Unsworth men worked as a General Labourer and 71% of Unsworth women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Unsworth were Builders Labourer and Incapacitated. .

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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
    14%
  • Incapacitated
    5%
  • Colliery Hewer
    4%
  • Builders Labourer
    3%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    71%
  • Cotton Weaver
    3%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    2%
  • Incapacitated
    2%
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Census Records

There are 41,000 census records available for the last name Unsworth. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Unsworth 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Unsworth. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Unsworth. For the veterans among your Unsworth ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Unsworth lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Unsworth life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Unsworth in 1955 was 43, and 69 in 2004.

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