Greenwood Family History

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Greenwood Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived in a dense forest, from Middle English grene ‘green’ + wode ‘wood’, or a habitational name from a minor place so named, as for example Greenwood in Heathfield, East Sussex. English translation of Ashkenazic Jewish Grünholz, an ornamental compound of German grün ‘green’ + Holz ‘wood’, and probably of German Grünwald (see Gruenwald). English translation of French Boisvert.

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

Similar surnames: Green, Greenwell, Prestwood, Greenland, Greenway, Underwood

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Greenwood Family Origin

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Greenwood Family Occupations

What did your Greenwood ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Greenwood. 14% of Greenwood men worked as a Laborer and 7% of Greenwood women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Greenwood were Truck Driver and Housewife

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
  • Teacher
  • Housekeeper
  • Housewife

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

Greenwood Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 632,000 census records available for the last name Greenwood. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Greenwood 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 44,000 immigration records available for the last name Greenwood. 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 42,000 military records available for the last name Greenwood. For the veterans among your Greenwood ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Greenwood Life Expectancy

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Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Greenwood life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Greenwood in 1940 was 39, and 77 in 2004.

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