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Yarwood Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Yarwood Heath in Cheshire, earlier Yarwode, from Old English earn ‘eagle’ + wudu ‘wood’. Welsh: Anglicized form of the Welsh personal name Iorwerth, composed of the elements ior ‘lord’ + a lenited form of berth ‘handsome’.

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

Similar surnames: Harwood, Garwood, Armwood, Haywood, Hagwood, Cawood, Horwood, Watwood

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Where is the Yarwood family from?

You can see how Yarwood families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Yarwood family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Yarwood families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 5 Yarwood families living in New York. This was about 50% of all the recorded Yarwood's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Yarwood families in 1840.
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What did your Yarwood ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Yarwood. 25% of Yarwood men worked as a Farmer and 18% of Yarwood women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Yarwood were Salesman and Clerk.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Clerk
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
  • Bookkeeper
  • Secretary
  • Clerk
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Yarwood. 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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There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Yarwood. For the veterans among your Yarwood ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Yarwood lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Yarwood life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1976, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Yarwood in 1957 was 55, and 70 in 2004.

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