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Packwood Family History

Packwood Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place in Warwickshire, so named from the Old English personal name Pac(c)a + wudu ‘wood’.

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


Similar surnames: Lockwood, Blackwood, Hagwood, Garwood, Haywood, Ashwood, Yarwood

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Where is the Packwood family from?

You can see how Packwood families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Packwood family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Packwood families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 6 Packwood families living in Missouri. This was about 29% of all the recorded Packwood's in the USA. Missouri had the highest population of Packwood families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Packwood surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Packwood ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Waitress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Packwood. 24% of Packwood men worked as a Farmer and 15% of Packwood women worked as a Waitress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Packwood were Salesman and Teacher.

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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

  • Farmer
    24%
  • Laborer
    18%
  • Truck Driver
    8%
  • Salesman
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Waitress
    15%
  • Maid
    10%
  • Housewife
    10%
  • Teacher
    10%
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Census Records

There are 16,000 census records available for the last name Packwood. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Packwood 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Packwood. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Packwood. For the veterans among your Packwood ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Packwood lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Packwood life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1969. The average life expectancy for Packwood in 1943 was 46, and 77 in 2004.

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