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Watwood Name Meaning

English (Staffordshire): habitational name from a place in Staffordshire called Wetwood, from Old English wet, w?t ‘wet’, ‘damp’ + wudu ‘wood’.

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


Similar surnames: Haywood, Garwood, Gatwood, Atwood, Gatewood, Eastwood, Hagwood

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Watwood Family Origin

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Watwood Family Occupations

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  • Carpenter & Grocer

    17%
  • Colliery Banksman

    17%
  • Master Boot & Shoe Maker

    17%
  • Shoe Maker

    17%

In 1881, Carpenter & Grocer, Colliery Banksman and Master Boot & Shoe Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Watwood. A less common occupation for the Watwood family was Shoe Maker. The most common Watwood occupation in the UK was Carpenter & Grocer. 17% of Watwood's were Carpenter & Grocers.

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Watwood Historical Records

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Watwood Life Expectancy

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