Magwood Family History

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Magwood Name Meaning

Origin uncertain. Most probably a northern Irish surname from a Scottish habitational name, from an unidentified place. The surname was brought to North America from Ireland, but it does not have an Irish etymology.

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

Similar surnames: Hagwood, Harwood, Haywood, Garwood, Heywood, Elwood, Armwood

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Magwood Family Origin

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Magwood Family Occupations

What did your Magwood ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Magwood occupation in the USA was Farmer. 32% of Magwood's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Magwood family was Carpenter. Farmer, Laborer and Oysterman were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Magwood.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Oysterman

  • Carpenter


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

Magwood Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Magwood. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Magwood 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 410 immigration records available for the last name Magwood. 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 943 military records available for the last name Magwood. For the veterans among your Magwood ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Magwood Life Expectancy

What is the average Magwood lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Magwood life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1963. The average life expectancy for Magwood in 1952 was 40, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Magwood

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Magwood 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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