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Henwood Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places so named, as for example Henwood in Cornwall, in Linkinhorne parish, which is named from Old English henn ‘hen’, ‘wild bird’ + wudu ‘wood’, or Hen Wood in Wootton, Oxfordshire (formerly in Berkshire), which is named from Old English hiwan ‘religious community’ (genitive plural higna) + wudu.

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


Similar surnames: Heywood, Hagwood, Haywood, Horwood, Harwood, Hopwood, Linwood, Elwood

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Where is the Henwood family from?

You can see how Henwood families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Henwood family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Henwood families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 8 Henwood families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 67% of all the recorded Henwood's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Henwood families in 1840.
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What did your Henwood ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Henwood. 18% of Henwood men worked as a Laborer and 18% of Henwood women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Henwood were New Worker and Teacher.

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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
    18%
  • Farmer
    16%
  • Salesman
    13%
  • New Worker
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    18%
  • Secretary
    13%
  • Housekeeper
    8%
  • Teacher
    8%
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Census Records

There are 33,000 census records available for the last name Henwood. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Henwood 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Henwood. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Henwood. For the veterans among your Henwood ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Henwood lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Henwood life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1969. The average life expectancy for Henwood in 1943 was 28, and 74 in 2004.

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