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Watwood Name Meaning

English (Staffordshire): habitational name from a place in Staffordshire called Wetwood, from Old English wet, w?t ‘wet’, ‘damp’ + wudu ‘wood’.

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


Similar surnames: Haywood, Garwood, Gatwood, Atwood, Gatewood, Eastwood, Hagwood

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Watwood Family Origin

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Watwood Family Occupations

What did your Watwood ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Watwood family was Retail Grocer. The most common Watwood occupation in the USA was Farmer. 70% of Watwood's were Farmers. Farmer, Ger Trader and Livery Stable were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Watwood.

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  • Farmer

    70%
  • Ger Trader

    10%
  • Livery Stable

    10%
  • Retail Grocer

    10%

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

Watwood Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Watwood. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Watwood 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Watwood. 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 Watwood. For the veterans among your Watwood ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Watwood Life Expectancy

What is the average Watwood lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Watwood life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1979, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Watwood in 1958 was 49, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Watwood

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Watwood 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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