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Hood Family History

Hood Name Meaning
English and Scottish: metonymic occupational name for a maker of hoods or a nickname for someone who wore a distinctive hood, from Middle English hod(de), hood, hud ‘hood’. Some early examples with prepositions seem to be topographic names, referring to a place where there was a hood-shaped hill or a natural shelter or overhang, providing protection from the elements. In some cases the name may be habitational, from places called Hood, in Devon (possibly ‘hood-shaped hill’) and North Yorkshire (possibly ‘shelter’ or ‘fortification’).Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hUid ‘descendant of Ud’, a personal name of uncertain derivation. This was the name of an Ulster family who were bards to the O’Neills of Clandeboy. It was later altered to Mac hUid. Compare Mahood.

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

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Name Distribution of Hood Families

  • Number of Hood families
     279 - 556
     94 - 278
     1 - 93
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Hood families
     475 - 947
     159 - 474
     1 - 158
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Hood families
     301 - 600
     101 - 300
     1 - 100
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Hood Family Origin

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Hood Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Hood

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Hood Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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