Redwood Family History

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Redwood Name Meaning

Southern English: habitational name from some minor place so called, probably from Old English read ‘red’ + wudu ‘wood’. The reference is probably to birch trees as they appear in the spring.

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

Similar surnames: Heywood, Elwood, Garwood, Henwood, Haywood, Hagwood, Hopwood

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Redwood Family Origin

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Redwood Family Occupations

What did your Redwood ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Redwood occupation in the UK was Carpenter. 6% of Redwood's were Carpenters. A less common occupation for the Redwood family was Farm Labourer. Carpenter, Agricultural Labourer and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Redwood.

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  • Carpenter

  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Labourer

  • Farm Labourer


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Redwood ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Redwood Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 28,000 census records available for the last name Redwood. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Redwood 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Redwood. 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 Redwood. For the veterans among your Redwood ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Redwood Life Expectancy

What is the average Redwood lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Redwood life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 1978. The average life expectancy for Redwood in 1941 was 37, and 69 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Redwood

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Redwood 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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