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Homewood Name Meaning

English (Kent and Sussex): habitational name from any of various places of this name, in particular one in the parish of Perching, Sussex, recorded as Homwood in about 1280; there were others in Chailey and Forest Row in Sussex. All are probably named from Middle English home ‘homestead’, ‘manor’ + wode ‘wood’.

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


Similar surnames: Hogwood, Hagwood, Hopwood, Horwood, Henwood, Lockwood, Haywood

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Where is the Homewood family from?

You can see how Homewood families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Homewood family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1861 and 1920. The most Homewood families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1880 there were 33 Homewood families living in Iowa. This was about 40% of all the recorded Homewood's in the USA. Iowa had the highest population of Homewood families in 1880.
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What did your Homewood ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Homewood. 44% of Homewood men worked as a Farmer and 46% of Homewood women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Homewood were Salesman and Housewife.

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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

  • Farmer
    44%
  • Laborer
    18%
  • Truck Driver
    13%
  • Salesman
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    46%
  • Teacher
    28%
  • Housewife
    28%
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Census Records

There are 28,000 census records available for the last name Homewood. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Homewood 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Homewood. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Homewood. For the veterans among your Homewood ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Homewood lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Homewood life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1974, and highest in 1968. The average life expectancy for Homewood in 1959 was 66, and 68 in 2004.

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