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Hopwood Name Meaning

English (Lancashire): habitational name from a place in Lancashire, so named from Old English hop ‘valley among hills’ + wudu ‘wood’. There is a Hopwood in Worcestershire, identical in meaning, which may also have given rise to the surname in some instances.

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


Similar surnames: Horwood, Heywood, Haywood, Hagwood, Henwood, Hogwood, Norwood

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Where is the Hopwood family from?

You can see how Hopwood families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hopwood family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hopwood families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 8 Hopwood families living in Tennessee. This was about 24% of all the recorded Hopwood's in the USA. Tennessee had the highest population of Hopwood families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hopwood surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hopwood ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Hopwood. 18% of Hopwood men worked as a Laborer and 14% of Hopwood women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hopwood were Clerk and Clerk.

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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
    12%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Clerk
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    14%
  • Housewife
    12%
  • Teacher
    10%
  • Clerk
    8%
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Census Records

There are 66,000 census records available for the last name Hopwood. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hopwood 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 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Hopwood. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Hopwood. For the veterans among your Hopwood ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hopwood lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Hopwood life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Hopwood in 1944 was 48, and 74 in 2004.

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