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

What did your Woodhead ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Woodhead. 2% of Woodhead men worked as a General Labourer and 48% of Woodhead women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Woodhead were Cotton Weaver and Domestic Duties

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Builders Labourer
  • Colliery Hewer
  • Cotton Weaver

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Housewife
  • Incapacitated
  • Domestic Duties

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Woodhead Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 114,000 census records available for the last name Woodhead. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Woodhead 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 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Woodhead. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Woodhead. For the veterans among your Woodhead ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Woodhead Life Expectancy

What is the average Woodhead lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Woodhead life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Woodhead in 1960 was 47, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Woodhead

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Woodhead 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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