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Horwood Family History

Horwood Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Great and Little Horwood in Buckinghamshire, named from Old English horu ‘dirty’, ‘muddy’ + wudu ‘wood’, or from Horwood in Devon, which may be of the same derivation or may have Old English har ‘gray’ as the first element.

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


Similar surnames: Harwood, Hopwood, Norwood, Heywood, Henwood, Hagwood, Hogwood

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Where is the Horwood family from?

You can see how Horwood families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Horwood family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Horwood families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 467 Horwood families living in London. This was about 27% of all the recorded Horwood's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Horwood families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Horwood surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Horwood ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Horwood. 13% of Horwood men worked as a General Labourer and 70% of Horwood women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Horwood were Builders Labourer and Housewife. .

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

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • General Labourer
    13%
  • Gardener
    6%
  • Bricklayer
    5%
  • Builders Labourer
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    70%
  • Incapacitated
    4%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    4%
  • Housewife
    2%
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Census Records

There are 47,000 census records available for the last name Horwood. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Horwood census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Horwood. 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 Cards

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Horwood. For the veterans among your Horwood ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Horwood lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Horwood life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1982, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Horwood in 1963 was 72, and 89 in 2004.

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