Hopwood Family History

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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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Hopwood Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Hopwood name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Hopwood. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Sweden


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Hopwood Family Origin

Where is the Hopwood family from?

Hopwood Family Occupations

What did your Hopwood ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Hopwood family was Carpenter. Farmer, Keeping House and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hopwood. The most common Hopwood occupation in the USA was Farmer. 25% of Hopwood's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Blacksmith

  • Carpenter


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Hopwood ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Hopwood Historical Records

What Hopwood family records will you find?

Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Hopwood Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Hopwood

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hopwood ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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