Homewood Family History

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Homewood Name Meaning

English (Kent and Sussex): habitational name from any of various places of this name, in particular one in the parish of Perching, Sussex, recorded as Homwood in about 1280; there were others in Chailey and Forest Row in Sussex. All are probably named from Middle English home ‘homestead’, ‘manor’ + wode ‘wood’.

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

Similar surnames: Hogwood, Hagwood, Hopwood, Horwood, Henwood, Lockwood, Haywood

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Homewood Family Origin

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Homewood Family Occupations

What did your Homewood ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Bricklayer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Homewood. 2% of Homewood men worked as a Bricklayer and 52% of Homewood women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Homewood were Gardener and Domestic Servant

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Bricklayer
  • Farmer
  • Farmworker
  • Gardener

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Housewife
  • Domestic Servant

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

Homewood Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 28,000 census records available for the last name Homewood. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Homewood 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Homewood. 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 Homewood. For the veterans among your Homewood ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Homewood Life Expectancy

What is the average Homewood lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Homewood life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1974, and highest in 1968. The average life expectancy for Homewood in 1959 was 66, and 68 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Homewood

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Homewood 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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