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Woodbury Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places, notably in Devon, called Woodbury, from Old English wudu ‘wood’ + byrig, dative of burh ‘fortified place’, or from either of two places called Woodborough, in Nottinghamshire and Wiltshire. The Nottinghamshire place name is from Old English wudu + burh, while Woodborough in Wiltshire is named with the same first element + Old English beorg ‘hill’.

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


Similar surnames: Woodburn, Bradbury, Westbury, Sudbury, Amesbury, Woodford, Woodley

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Woodbury Family Origin

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Woodbury Family Occupations

What did your Woodbury ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Woodbury. The most common Woodbury occupation in the USA was Farmer. 28% of Woodbury's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Woodbury family was Laborer.

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  • Farmer

    28%
  • Keeping House

    8%
  • Carpenter

    3%
  • Laborer

    3%

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

Woodbury Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Woodbury Life Expectancy

What is the average Woodbury lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Woodbury life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Woodbury in 1950 was 48, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Woodbury

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Woodbury 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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