Woodhead Family History

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Woodhead Name Meaning

English and Scottish: habitational name from any of various minor places named Woodhead, for example in West Yorkshire and Strathmore, from Old English wudu ‘wood’ + heafod ‘head(land)’, ‘top’, ‘extremity’.

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


Similar surnames: Woodham, Woodford, Woodland, Wooddell, Woodhull, Woodell, Woolley

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Woodhead Family Origin

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Woodhead Family Occupations

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  • Coal Miner

    5%
  • Farmer

    2%
  • Cotton Weaver

    2%
  • Grocer

    2%

In 1881, the most common Woodhead occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 5% of Woodhead's were Coal Miners. A less common occupation for the Woodhead family was Grocer. Coal Miner, Farmer and Cotton Weaver were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Woodhead.

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Woodhead Historical Records

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Woodhead Life Expectancy

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