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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


Similar surnames: Woodyard, Woodland, Howard, Edward, Woodford, Woodbury, Woodman

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Woodward Family Origin

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Woodward Family Occupations

What did your Woodward ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Farmer

    35%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Laborer

    5%
  • Carpenter

    4%

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Woodward Historical Records

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Census records can give you a fascinating window into the day-to-day lives of your Woodward ancestors - like hours worked per week, level of education, veteran status, employers, and more.

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Woodward Life Expectancy

What is the average Woodward lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, Woodward life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Woodward in 1943 was 57, and 77 in 2004.

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