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Linwood Family History

Linwood Name Meaning

Scottish and English: habitational name from any of the places in Scotland (near Glasgow) Lincolnshire and Hampshire named Linwood from Old English lind ‘lime (tree)’ + wudu ‘wood’.

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


Similar surnames: Henwood, Ringwood, Linton, Armwood, Heywood, Hagwood, Inwood, Lind

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Where is the Linwood family from?

You can see how Linwood families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Linwood family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Linwood families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 42 Linwood families living in Middlesex. This was about 19% of all the recorded Linwood's in United Kingdom. Middlesex had the highest population of Linwood families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Linwood surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Linwood ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Bricklayer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Linwood. 50% of Linwood men worked as a Bricklayer and 90% of Linwood women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Linwood were General Labourer 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

  • Bricklayer
    50%
  • Builders Labourer
    30%
  • General Labourer
    20%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    90%
  • Housewife
    6%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    6%
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Census Records

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Linwood. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Linwood 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 646 immigration records available for the last name Linwood. 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 993 military records available for the last name Linwood. For the veterans among your Linwood ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Linwood lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Linwood life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1973. The average life expectancy for Linwood in 1950 was 44, and 64 in 2004.

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