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Woodington Name Meaning

English (Gloucestershire): habitational name possibly from Wotton in Folkington (Sussex) but no early bearers from the county can be found and so the surname may be from a lost place which is similarly named. The placename derives from Old English wudu ‘wood’ + connective -ing- + tūn ‘farmstead estate’. There are also places called Woodington in Devon and Hampshire the former of which is probably named from the Old English personal name Odda (with genitive -n) + Old English tūn.

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


Similar surnames: Wormington, Wallington, Coddington, Waddington, Covington, Ludington

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Where is the Woodington family from?

You can see how Woodington families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Woodington family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Woodington families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 113 Woodington families living in Gloucestershire. This was about 56% of all the recorded Woodington's in United Kingdom. Gloucestershire had the highest population of Woodington families in 1891.
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What did your Woodington ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Woodington. 43% of Woodington men worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties and 85% of Woodington women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Woodington were Builders Labourer and Housewife. .

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

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    43%
  • Commercial Artist
    29%
  • Builders Labourer
    29%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    85%
  • Unpaid Domestic Dut
    8%
  • Home Duties
    4%
  • Housewife
    4%
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Woodington. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Woodington census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 384 immigration records available for the last name Woodington. 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 Cards

There are 664 military records available for the last name Woodington. For the veterans among your Woodington ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Woodington lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Woodington life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2000, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Woodington in 1961 was 50, and 68 in 2004.

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