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Westwood Name Meaning

English and Scottish: habitational name from any of numerous places named Westwood, from Old English west ‘west’ + wudu ‘wood’.

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


Similar surnames: Eastwood, Weston, Watwood, Prestwood, Westcott, Westbrook, Henwood

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Westwood Family Origin

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Westwood Family Occupations

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  • Coal Miner

    14%
  • Keeping House

    9%
  • Farmer

    6%
  • Laborer

    5%

In 1880, the most common Westwood occupation in the USA was Coal Miner. 14% of Westwood's were Coal Miners. Coal Miner, Keeping House and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Westwood. A less common occupation for the Westwood family was Laborer.

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Westwood Historical Records

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Westwood Life Expectancy

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