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Woodburn Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name from places named Woodburn in Ayrshire, Kincardineshire, and Midlothian, and in Northumberland, all named from Old English wudu ‘wood’ + burna ‘stream’, i.e. a stream flowing through a wood.

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


Similar surnames: Woodbury, Woodford, Cockburn, Winburn, Colburn, Bradburn, Chadburn

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Woodburn Family Origin

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Woodburn Family Occupations

What did your Woodburn ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Woodburn. A less common occupation for the Woodburn family was Farming. The most common Woodburn occupation in the USA was Farmer. 40% of Woodburn's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    40%
  • Keeping House

    9%
  • Laborer

    5%
  • Farming

    3%

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

Woodburn Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Woodburn Life Expectancy

What is the average Woodburn lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Woodburn life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1964. The average life expectancy for Woodburn in 1945 was 23, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Woodburn

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Woodburn 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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