Woods Name Meaning

English and Scottish: topographic name for someone who lived in the woods (see Wood). Irish: English name adopted as a translation of Ó Cuill ‘descendant of Coll’ (see Quill), or in Ulster of Mac Con Coille ‘son of Cú Choille’, a personal name meaning ‘hound of the wood’, which has also been mistranslated Cox, as if formed with coileach ‘cock’, ‘rooster’.

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


Similar surnames: Wood, Hood, Roos, Woody, Wool, Good, Woodson, Swords, Moors, Foody

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Woods Family Origin

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Woods Family Occupations

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  • Agricultural Labourer

    5%
  • Labourer

    4%
  • Farmer

    3%
  • Farm Labourer

    1%

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

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Woods Historical Records

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Woods Life Expectancy

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Between 1940 and 2004, Woods life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Woods in 1940 was 46, and 72 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Woods

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