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Woodhead Name Meaning

English and Scottish: habitational name from any of various minor places named Woodhead, for example in West Yorkshire and Strathmore, from Old English wudu ‘wood’ + heafod ‘head(land)’, ‘top’, ‘extremity’.

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


Similar surnames: Woodham, Woodford, Woodland, Wooddell, Woodhull, Woodell, Woolley

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Woodhead Family Origin

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Woodhead Family Occupations

What did your Woodhead ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Woodhead occupation in the USA was Farmer. 14% of Woodhead's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Works In Woolen Mill were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Woodhead. A less common occupation for the Woodhead family was Spinner.

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  • Farmer

    14%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Works In Woolen Mill

    7%
  • Spinner

    4%

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

Woodhead Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Woodhead Life Expectancy

What is the average Woodhead lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Woodhead life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Woodhead in 1960 was 47, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Woodhead

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Woodhead 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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