Henwood Family History

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Henwood Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places so named, as for example Henwood in Cornwall, in Linkinhorne parish, which is named from Old English henn ‘hen’, ‘wild bird’ + wudu ‘wood’, or Hen Wood in Wootton, Oxfordshire (formerly in Berkshire), which is named from Old English hiwan ‘religious community’ (genitive plural higna) + wudu.

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

Similar surnames: Heywood, Hagwood, Haywood, Horwood, Harwood, Hopwood, Linwood, Elwood

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Henwood Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Henwood name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Henwood. 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


  • France


  • Italy


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Henwood Family Origin

Where is the Henwood family from?

Henwood Family Occupations

What did your Henwood ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Farmer

  • Carpenter

  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Annuitant


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

Henwood Historical Records

What Henwood family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 33,000 census records available for the last name Henwood. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Henwood 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Henwood. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Henwood. For the veterans among your Henwood ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Henwood Life Expectancy

What is the average Henwood lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Henwood life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1969. The average life expectancy for Henwood in 1943 was 28, and 74 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Henwood 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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