Southwood Family History

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Southwood Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place in Norfolk, so named from Old English suð ‘south’ + wudu ‘wood’, or a topographic name with the same meaning.

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

Similar surnames: Southwell, Southworth, Southwick, Southgate, Hopwood, Sherwood

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Southwood Family Origin

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Southwood Family Occupations

What did your Southwood ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Farmer

  • Farm Laborer

  • Farming

  • Laborer


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

Southwood Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 20,000 census records available for the last name Southwood. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Southwood 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Southwood. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Southwood. For the veterans among your Southwood ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Southwood Life Expectancy

What is the average Southwood lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Southwood life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Southwood in 1948 was 44, and 54 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Southwood

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Southwood 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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