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Woodson Name Meaning

English (Yorkshire): habitational name for someone from Woodsome in West Yorkshire, named in Old English as æt wudu-husum ‘(place at) the houses in the wood’.

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


Similar surnames: Woodrow, Goodson, Woodfin, Woolston, Woodland, Woodley, Woods, Hooton

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Woodson Family Origin

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Woodson Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    35%
  • Laborer

    13%
  • Farm Laborer

    9%
  • Keeping House

    6%

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

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Woodson Historical Records

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Woodson Life Expectancy

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Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
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