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Woodward Name Meaning

occupational name for a forester employed to look after the trees and game in a forest, Middle English woodward (from the Old English elements mentioned at 2). perhaps also from an Old English personal name Wuduweard, composed of the elements wudu ‘wood’ + weard ‘guardian’, ‘protector’.

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

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Woodward Family Origin

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Woodward Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    35%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Laborer

    5%
  • Carpenter

    4%

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

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Woodward Life Expectancy

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