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Linwood Family History

Linwood Name Meaning

Scottish and English: habitational name from places in Scotland (near Glasgow), Lincolnshire, and Hampshire named Linwood, from Old English lind ‘lime (tree)’ + wudu ‘wood’.

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


Similar surnames: Henwood, Ringwood, Linton, Armwood, Heywood, Hagwood, Inwood, Lind

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Where is the Linwood family from?

You can see how Linwood families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Linwood family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Linwood families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there was 1 Linwood family living in Ohio. This was 100% of all the recorded Linwood's in the USA. Ohio had the highest population of Linwood families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Linwood surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Linwood ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Farmer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Linwood. 50% of Linwood men worked as a Laborer and 34% of Linwood women worked as a Farmer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Linwood were Salesman and Seamstress.

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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
    50%
  • Farmer
    35%
  • Clerk
    8%
  • Salesman
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    34%
  • Teacher
    34%
  • Seamstress
    34%
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Census Records

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Linwood. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Linwood 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 646 immigration records available for the last name Linwood. 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 993 military records available for the last name Linwood. For the veterans among your Linwood ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Linwood lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Linwood life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1973. The average life expectancy for Linwood in 1950 was 44, and 64 in 2004.

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