Woody Family History

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Woody Name Meaning

English: from a derivative of Wood with an unexplained second element; this may be a diminutive suffix, or the Old English topographic term eg ‘island’, ‘piece of high ground in a fen’.

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

Similar surnames: Goody, Wood, Woods, Moody, Good, Worby, Wool, Woodley, Hood, Body

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Woody Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Woody name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Woody. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Benin/Togo


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Woody Family Origin

Where is the Woody family from?

Woody Family Occupations

What did your Woody ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Woody occupation in the USA was Farmer. 50% of Woody's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Woody. A less common occupation for the Woody family was Farm Laborer.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farm Laborer


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

Woody Historical Records

What Woody family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 56,000 census records available for the last name Woody. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Woody 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Woody. 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 14,000 military records available for the last name Woody. For the veterans among your Woody ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Woody Life Expectancy

What is the average Woody lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Woody life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Woody in 1943 was 59, and 73 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Woody 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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