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Atwood Family History

Atwood Name Meaning
English: topographic name from Middle English atte wode ‘by the wood’.

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

1,310,977 Historical Documents with Atwood on Ancestry.com
165,594 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
18,444 Military Records
8,740 Immigration Records
101,361 Census and Voter Lists
1,016,838 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Atwood Families

  • Number of Atwood families
     253 - 504
     85 - 252
     1 - 84
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Atwood families
     44 - 86
     15 - 43
     1 - 14
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Atwood families
     2 - 1
     2 - 1
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Atwood census records

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Atwood Family Origin

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Atwood Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Atwood

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Atwood Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Atwood census records

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Atwood Civil War Service Records

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