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Magwood Family History

Magwood Name Meaning
Origin uncertain. Most probably a northern Irish surname from a Scottish habitational name, from an unidentified place. The surname was brought to North America from Ireland, but it does not have an Irish etymology.

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

15,266 Historical Documents with Magwood on Ancestry.com
4,391 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
908 Military Records
377 Immigration Records
4,566 Census and Voter Lists
5,024 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Magwood Families

  • Number of Magwood families
     17 - 32
     6 - 16
     1 - 5
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Magwood families
     6 - 9
     3 - 5
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Magwood families
     3 - 4
     2 - 2
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Magwood Family Origin

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Magwood Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Magwood

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Magwood Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Magwood Civil War Service Records

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