Garwood Family History

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Garwood Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a lost or unidentified minor place, possibly in East Anglia, where the name is most common, and probably so called from Old English gara ‘gore’, ‘triangular piece of land’ + wudu ‘wood’.

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

Similar surnames: Harwood, Yarwood, Haywood, Hagwood, Gatwood, Watwood, Norwood

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Garwood Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Garwood name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Garwood. 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


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Sweden


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Garwood Family Origin

Where is the Garwood family from?

Garwood Family Occupations

What did your Garwood ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Garwood family was Carpenter. The most common Garwood occupation in the USA was Farmer. 41% of Garwood's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Garwood.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter


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

Garwood Historical Records

What Garwood family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 60,000 census records available for the last name Garwood. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Garwood 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 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Garwood. 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 6,000 military records available for the last name Garwood. For the veterans among your Garwood ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Garwood Life Expectancy

What is the average Garwood lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Garwood life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Garwood in 1952 was 50, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Garwood

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Garwood 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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