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Inwood Family History

Inwood Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived by the ‘inner wood’, i.e. the wood nearest the home farm (the main farm) of an estate.

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


Similar surnames: Wood, Linwood, Atwood, Henwood, Nord, Flood, Snook, Wool, Ringwood

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Where is the Inwood family from?

You can see how Inwood families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Inwood family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Inwood families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 176 Inwood families living in London. This was about 23% of all the recorded Inwood's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Inwood families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Inwood surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Inwood 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 Inwood. 21% of Inwood men worked as a General Labourer and 79% of Inwood women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Inwood were Railway Clerk and Unpaid Domestic. .

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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
    21%
  • Gardener
    7%
  • Builders Labourer
    6%
  • Railway Clerk
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    79%
  • Housewife
    4%
  • Household Duties
    2%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    2%
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Census Records

There are 26,000 census records available for the last name Inwood. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Inwood 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Inwood. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Inwood. For the veterans among your Inwood ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Inwood lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2003, in the United States, Inwood life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Inwood in 1954 was 36, and 88 in 2003.

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