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Woodburn Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name from places named Woodburn in Ayrshire, Kincardineshire, and Midlothian, and in Northumberland, all named from Old English wudu ‘wood’ + burna ‘stream’, i.e. a stream flowing through a wood.

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


Similar surnames: Woodbury, Woodford, Cockburn, Winburn, Colburn, Bradburn, Chadburn

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Woodburn Family Origin

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Woodburn Family Occupations

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  • Cotton Spinner

    5%
  • Iron Miner

    5%
  • Iron Ore Miner

    5%
  • Farmer

    3%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Woodburn family was Farmer. The most common Woodburn occupation in the UK was Cotton Spinner. 5% of Woodburn's were Cotton Spinners. Cotton Spinner, Iron Miner and Iron Ore Miner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Woodburn.

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Woodburn Historical Records

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Woodburn Life Expectancy

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