Woodcock Family History

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Woodcock Name Meaning

from Middle English woodcock (a compound of Old English wudu ‘wood’ + cocc ‘cock’, ‘bird’), a bird that is notoriously easy to catch, hence a nickname for a stupid or gullible person. variant of Woodcott, a habitational name from any of various places named with Old English wudu ‘wood’ + cot ‘cottage’, ‘shelter’, as for example Woodcott in Cheshire and Hampshire or Woodcote in Hampshire, Surrey, Oxfordshire, Warwickshire, and Shropshire.

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

Similar surnames: Woodlock, Woodstock, Woodbeck, Woodford, Woodrow, Woodhead, Woodson

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Woodcock Family Origin

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Woodcock Family Occupations

What did your Woodcock ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Agricultural Labourer, Farmer and Coal Miner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Woodcock. The most common Woodcock occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 5% of Woodcock's were Agricultural Labourers. A less common occupation for the Woodcock family was Labourer.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Farmer

  • Coal Miner

  • Labourer


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Woodcock Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 202,000 census records available for the last name Woodcock. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Woodcock 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 13,000 immigration records available for the last name Woodcock. 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 17,000 military records available for the last name Woodcock. For the veterans among your Woodcock ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Woodcock Life Expectancy

What is the average Woodcock lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Woodcock life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Woodcock in 1944 was 31, and 72 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Woodcock 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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