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Woodruff Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived on a patch of land where woodruff grew, Old English wudurofe (a compound of wudu ‘wood’ with a second element of unknown origin). The leaves of the plant have a sweet smell and the surname may also have been a nickname for one who used it as a perfume, or perhaps an ironical nickname for a malodorous person.

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


Similar surnames: Woodring, Woodham, Woodrow, Woodbury, Woodland, Woodhull, Woodliff

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Woodruff Family Origin

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Woodruff Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    35%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Laborer

    5%
  • Farming

    3%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Woodruff family was Farming. The most common Woodruff occupation in the USA was Farmer. 35% of Woodruff's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Woodruff.

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Woodruff Historical Records

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Woodruff Life Expectancy

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