Woodbeck Family History

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Woodbeck Name Meaning

Possibly an English habitational name, from Woodbeck, a place in Nottinghamshire, named in Middle English with wode ‘wood’ + beck ‘stream’. This surname is not found in current English sources.

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

Similar surnames: Woodcock, Wooddell, Woodbury, Goldbeck, Woodley, Woodhead, Woodell

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Woodbeck Family Origin

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Woodbeck Family Occupations

What did your Woodbeck ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Farm Laborer and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Woodbeck. A less common occupation for the Woodbeck family was Blacksmith. The most common Woodbeck occupation in the USA was Farmer. 63% of Woodbeck's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Farm Laborer

  • Laborer

  • Blacksmith


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

Woodbeck Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Woodbeck. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Woodbeck 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 114 immigration records available for the last name Woodbeck. 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 362 military records available for the last name Woodbeck. For the veterans among your Woodbeck ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Woodbeck Life Expectancy

What is the average Woodbeck lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Woodbeck life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Woodbeck in 1956 was 46, and 68 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Woodbeck

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Woodbeck 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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