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Armwood Family History

Armwood Name Meaning

Perhaps an English habitational name from Arnwood in Hampshire or Earnwood in Shropshire, both named from Old English earn ‘eagle’ + wudu ‘wood’. The surname, however, does not appear in present-day English records.

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


Similar surnames: Yarwood, Ashwood, Heywood, Garwood, Harwood, Hagwood, Horwood

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Where is the Armwood family from?

You can see how Armwood families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Armwood family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Armwood families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 8 Armwood families living in Maryland. This was about 80% of all the recorded Armwood's in the USA. Maryland had the highest population of Armwood families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Armwood surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Armwood ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Laborer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Armwood. 42% of Armwood men worked as a Laborer and 44% of Armwood women worked as a Laborer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Armwood were New Worker and Servant.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    42%
  • Farmer
    30%
  • Farm Laborer
    17%
  • New Worker
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    44%
  • Teacher
    19%
  • Maid
    13%
  • Servant
    13%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Armwood. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Armwood census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 21 immigration records available for the last name Armwood. 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 Cards

There are 242 military records available for the last name Armwood. For the veterans among your Armwood ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Armwood lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Armwood life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Armwood in 1947 was 64, and 72 in 2004.

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