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Elwood Name Meaning

habitational name from a place in Gloucestershire, which is probably named from Old English ellern ‘elder tree’ + wudu ‘wood’. from the Old English personal name Ælfweald, composed of the elements ælf ‘elf’ + weald ‘rule’. In the British Isles this spelling is now found predominantly in northern Ireland.

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


Similar surnames: Heywood, Elford, Henwood, Redwood, Elton, Wood, Yarwood, Cawood

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Elwood Family Origin

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Elwood Family Occupations

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  • Agricultural Labourer

    5%
  • Carpenter

    5%
  • Labourer

    5%
  • Farmer

    3%

In 1881, the most common Elwood occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 5% of Elwood's were Agricultural Labourers. A less common occupation for the Elwood family was Farmer. Agricultural Labourer, Carpenter and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Elwood.

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Elwood Historical Records

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Elwood Life Expectancy

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