Sherwood Family History

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Sherwood Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place in Nottinghamshire, around which once stood the famous Sherwood Forest. The place is so called from Old English scir ‘shire’ or scir ‘bright’ + wudu ‘wood’. Americanized form of some Jewish name.

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


Similar surnames: Heywood, Harwood, Isherwood, Haywood, Henwood, Garwood, Horwood

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Sherwood Family Origin

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Sherwood Family Occupations

What did your Sherwood ancestors do for a living?

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  • Farmer

    33%
  • Laborer

    6%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Carpenter

    4%

In 1880, the most common Sherwood occupation in the USA was Farmer. 33% of Sherwood's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Sherwood family was Carpenter. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Sherwood.

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Sherwood Historical Records

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Sherwood Life Expectancy

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