Wadsworth Name Origin, Meaning and Family History

Wadsworth Name Meaning: The name arrived in England after the Norman Conquest of 1066, used by the family in Yorkshire living at Wadsuuorde or Wadsworth

Wadsworth was recorded in the Domesday book taken in 1086 as 'King's Land'. It is thought that an isolated building in the village was the setting for Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights.

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Surname Distribution

Census frequency by county

Name Concentrations Within England and Wales

Wadsworth Surname Statistics

Top Professions for the Wadsworth family

Profession Census Frequency
Agricultural Labourer 63
Labourer 49
Female Servant 49
Weaver 42
Worsted Weaver 40
Independent 36
Farmer 35
Wool Comber 28
Cotton Weaver 26
Male Servant 13
Woollen Weaver 13
Stuff Weaver 13
Shoe Maker 12
Stone Mason 12
Lace Maker 11
Tailor 11
Fancy Weaver 11
Silk Weaver 10
Ag Lab 10
Silk 9
Dress Maker 8
Apprentice 8
Worsted Spinner 8
Cotton Spinner 7
Cotton Piecer 7

Wadsworth Surname Variants Ranking

Rank Surname Match Census Frequency
1 Wadsworth 100% 28,543
2 Woodsworth 80% 572
3 Waddsworth 90% 208

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The surname Wadsworth is the most popular version of all its varients

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