Woodrow Family History

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Woodrow Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place named Woodrow, from Old English wudu ‘wood’ + raw ‘row’, ‘line’, i.e. a row of cottages near a wood. There are places bearing this name in Buckinghamshire, Dorset, Wiltshire, and Worcestershire, but the surname is found mainly in Norfolk.

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

Similar surnames: Woodson, Wood, Woodcock, Woodham, Woodford, Wadlow, Woodfin, Woodrum

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Woodrow Family Origin

Where is the Woodrow family from?

Woodrow Family Occupations

What did your Woodrow ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Woodrow family was Carpenter. The most common Woodrow occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 4% of Woodrow's were Agricultural Labourers. Agricultural Labourer, Labourer and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Woodrow.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Labourer

  • Farmer

  • Carpenter


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Woodrow ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Woodrow Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 61,000 census records available for the last name Woodrow. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Woodrow 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Woodrow. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Woodrow. For the veterans among your Woodrow ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Woodrow Life Expectancy

What is the average Woodrow lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Woodrow life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Woodrow in 1947 was 64, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Woodrow

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Woodrow 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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