Cawood Family History

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Cawood Name Meaning

English (Yorkshire and Lancashire): habitational name from places in North Yorkshire and Lancashire called Cawood, from Old English ca ‘jackdaw’ + wudu ‘wood’.

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

Similar surnames: Harwood, Haywood, Garwood, Watwood, Elwood, Yarwood, Hagwood, Wood

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Cawood Family Origin

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Cawood Family Occupations

What did your Cawood ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Cawood occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 4% of Cawood's were Agricultural Labourers. Agricultural Labourer, Charwoman and Bricklayer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Cawood. A less common occupation for the Cawood family was Farm Labourer.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Charwoman

  • Bricklayer

  • Farm Labourer


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

Cawood Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 23,000 census records available for the last name Cawood. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cawood 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Cawood. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

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

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Cawood Life Expectancy

What is the average Cawood lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Cawood life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1963, and highest in 1980. The average life expectancy for Cawood in 1948 was 53, and 83 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Cawood

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Cawood 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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