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Norwood Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the many places so called, from Old English norð ‘north’ + wudu ‘wood’.

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

Similar surnames: Horwood, Harwood, Garwood, Hopwood, Yarwood, Haywood, Hogwood

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Where is the Norwood family from?

You can see how Norwood families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Norwood family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Norwood families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 45 Norwood families living in Massachusetts. This was about 14% of all the recorded Norwood's in the USA. Massachusetts had the highest population of Norwood families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Norwood surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Norwood ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Norwood. 20% of Norwood men worked as a Laborer and 9% of Norwood women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Norwood were Carpenter and Housekeeper.

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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
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
  • Cook
  • Laborer
  • Housekeeper
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Census Records

There are 107,000 census records available for the last name Norwood. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Norwood 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 Norwood. 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 22,000 military records available for the last name Norwood. For the veterans among your Norwood ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Norwood lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Norwood life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Norwood in 1941 was 53, and 71 in 2004.

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