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Underwood Family History

Underwood Name Meaning
English and Scottish: topographic name for someone who lived near or in a wood, from Middle English under + wude, wode ‘wood’, or a habitational name from any of various places so named, for example in Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, and the former county of Ayrshire (from Old English under + wudu).

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

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Name Distribution of Underwood Families

  • Number of Underwood families
     236 - 470
     79 - 235
     1 - 78
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Underwood families
     710 - 1,418
     237 - 709
     1 - 236
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Underwood families
     26 - 49
     9 - 25
     1 - 8
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Underwood Family Origin

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Underwood Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Underwood

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Underwood Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Underwood Civil War Service Records

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