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Rockwood Name Meaning

English: apparently a habitational name, perhaps from Rockwood Park in West Sussex.

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

Similar surnames: Lockwood, Hogwood, Packwood, Rochford, Rockwell, Portwood, Homewood

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Where is the Rockwood family from?

You can see how Rockwood families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Rockwood family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Rockwood families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 54 Rockwood families living in Massachusetts. This was about 38% of all the recorded Rockwood's in the USA. Massachusetts had the highest population of Rockwood families in 1840.
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What did your Rockwood ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Rockwood. 18% of Rockwood men worked as a Laborer and 11% of Rockwood women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Rockwood were Truck Driver 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
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
  • Stenographer
  • Housewife
  • Housekeeper
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Census Records

There are 20,000 census records available for the last name Rockwood. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rockwood 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Rockwood. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Rockwood. For the veterans among your Rockwood ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Rockwood lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Rockwood life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Rockwood in 1948 was 46, and 74 in 2004.

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