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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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Where is the Redwood family from?

You can see how Redwood families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Redwood family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Redwood families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1891 there were 166 Redwood families living in London. This was about 17% of all the recorded Redwood's in the UK. London had the highest population of Redwood families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Redwood surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Redwood 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 Redwood. 10% of Redwood men worked as a General Labourer and 77% of Redwood women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Redwood were Retired and Incapacitated.

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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
    10%
  • Postman
    8%
  • Gardener
    7%
  • Retired
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    77%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    3%
  • Private Means
    3%
  • Incapacitated
    2%
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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.

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