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Origins of the Unsworth surname

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About the Unsworths

We have a total number of 37846 records for people with the last name Unsworth.

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Where do most Unsworths live?

In 1921, most Unsworths lived in London.

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Interesting facts about Unsworths

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You have a rare surname! It's not in the top 1000 UK surnames!

We have 34,700 records for the Unsworth surname. The oldest one dates back to 1590.

Who were Unsworths most likely to marry?




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What are the most common Unsworth first names?

  • John
  • James
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

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Common jobs for Unsworths

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Unsworths in 1921
Cotton Weaver




Cotton Winder


Weaver Cotton




Common Male occupations for Unsworths in 1921
Coal Miner


Coal Miner Hewer


General Labourer






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