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Woodward Family History

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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693,073 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
64,804 Military Records
38,529 Immigration Records
462,752 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Woodward Families

  • Number of Woodward families
     958 - 1,913
     320 - 957
     1 - 319
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Woodward families
     17 - 32
     6 - 16
     1 - 5
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Woodward census records

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Woodward Family Origin

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Woodward Emigration Information (US)

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Woodward Emigration Information (AU)

from the Australian Convict Transportation Registers 1787-1868

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Woodward Family Occupations

from 1881 UK Census Data

Woodward census records

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Military Service by Woodward

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