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Hagwood Name Meaning

English: possibly a variant of Hackwood, a habitational name from a minor place so named. One example, in Northamptonshire, is named from Middle English hacked ‘cut’ + wode ‘wood’; another, in Basingstoke, Hampshire is named from Old English haca ‘hook’, ‘bend’ + wudu ‘wood’. In the U.S. this name is frequent in NC. See Hagewood 1.

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


Similar surnames: Haywood, Harwood, Henwood, Garwood, Heywood, Hopwood, Hagewood

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Where is the Hagwood family from?

You can see how Hagwood families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hagwood family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hagwood families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 9 Hagwood families living in Tennessee. This was about 45% of all the recorded Hagwood's in the USA. Tennessee had the highest population of Hagwood families in 1840.
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What did your Hagwood ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Hagwood. 23% of Hagwood men worked as a Laborer and 18% of Hagwood women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hagwood were Farm Laborer and Bookkeeper.

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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
    23%
  • Farmer
    21%
  • Carpenter
    9%
  • Farm Laborer
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
    18%
  • Housekeeper
    15%
  • Cook
    15%
  • Bookkeeper
    9%
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Hagwood. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hagwood 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 389 immigration records available for the last name Hagwood. 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 753 military records available for the last name Hagwood. For the veterans among your Hagwood ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hagwood lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Hagwood life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Hagwood in 1954 was 43, and 76 in 2004.

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