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Woodbury Family History

Woodbury Name Meaning
English: habitational name from any of various places, notably in Devon, called Woodbury, from Old English wudu ‘wood’ + byrig, dative of burh ‘fortified place’, or from either of two places called Woodborough, in Nottinghamshire and Wiltshire. The Nottinghamshire place name is from Old English wudu + burh, while Woodborough in Wiltshire is named with the same first element + Old English beorg ‘hill’.

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

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Name Distribution of Woodbury Families

  • Number of Woodbury families
     171 - 340
     58 - 170
     1 - 57
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Woodbury families
     30 - 57
     11 - 29
     1 - 10
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Woodbury last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Woodbury Family Origin

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Woodbury Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Woodbury

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Woodbury Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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