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Underwood Name Meaning

English and Scottish: topographic name for someone who lived near or in a wood, from Middle English under + wude, wode ‘wood’, or a habitational name from any of various places so named, for example in Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, and the former county of Ayrshire (from Old English under + wudu).

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


Similar surnames: Underdown, Greenwood, Henwood, Sherwood, Norwood, Calderwood, Harwood

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Underwood Family Origin

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Underwood Family Occupations

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  • Agricultural Labourer

    8%
  • Farmer

    3%
  • Labourer

    3%
  • Coal Miner

    2%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Underwood family was Coal Miner. Agricultural Labourer, Farmer and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Underwood. The most common Underwood occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 8% of Underwood's were Agricultural Labourers.

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Underwood Historical Records

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Underwood Life Expectancy

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