Norwood Family History

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Norwood Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the many places so called, from Old English norð ‘north’ + wudu ‘wood’.

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

Similar surnames: Horwood, Harwood, Garwood, Hopwood, Yarwood, Haywood, Hogwood

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Norwood Family Origin

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Norwood Family Occupations

What did your Norwood 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 Norwood. 14% of Norwood men worked as a General Labourer and 76% of Norwood women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Norwood were Farmer and Unpaid Domestic

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Bricklayer
  • Retired
  • Farmer

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Domestic Duties
  • Housekeeper
  • Unpaid Domestic

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

Norwood Historical Records

What Norwood family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 107,000 census records available for the last name Norwood. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Norwood 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 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Norwood. 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 22,000 military records available for the last name Norwood. For the veterans among your Norwood ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Norwood Life Expectancy

What is the average Norwood lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Norwood life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Norwood in 1941 was 53, and 71 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Norwood

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Norwood 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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