Horwood Family History

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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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Horwood Family Origin

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Horwood Family 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 UK 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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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Gardener
  • Bricklayer
  • Builders Labourer

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Incapacitated
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Housewife

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

Horwood Historical Records

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Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Horwood Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Horwood

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Horwood 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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