Atwood Family History

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Atwood Name Meaning

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

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

Similar surnames: Watwood, Wood, Hagwood, Gatwood, Haywood, Elwood, Yarwood, Ashwood

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Atwood Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Atwood name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Atwood. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Sweden


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Atwood Family Origin

Where is the Atwood family from?

Atwood Family Occupations

What did your Atwood ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Atwood family was Carpenter. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Atwood. The most common Atwood occupation in the USA was Farmer. 35% of Atwood's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Atwood ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Atwood Historical Records

What Atwood family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 103,000 census records available for the last name Atwood. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Atwood census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 9,000 immigration records available for the last name Atwood. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 19,000 military records available for the last name Atwood. For the veterans among your Atwood ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Atwood Life Expectancy

What is the average Atwood lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Atwood life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Atwood in 1945 was 38, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Atwood

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Atwood ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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