Kirkwood Family History

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Kirkwood Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name from any of several places named as being a wood belonging to the Church or situated by a church (see Kirk). There are places so called in Ayrshire, Dumfries, and Lanarkshire.

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


Similar surnames: Kirkland, Silkwood, Norwood, Harwood, Linwood, Ringwood, Garwood

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Kirkwood Family Origin

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Kirkwood Family Occupations

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  • Coal Miner

    5%
  • Labourer

    3%
  • Farmer

    2%
  • Cotton Weaver

    2%

In 1881, the most common Kirkwood occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 5% of Kirkwood's were Coal Miners. Coal Miner, Labourer and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kirkwood. A less common occupation for the Kirkwood family was Cotton Weaver.

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Kirkwood Historical Records

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Kirkwood Life Expectancy

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