Woodson Family History

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Woodson Name Meaning

English (Yorkshire): habitational name for someone from Woodsome in West Yorkshire, named in Old English as æt wudu-husum ‘(place at) the houses in the wood’.

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

Similar surnames: Woodrow, Goodson, Woodfin, Woolston, Woodland, Woodley, Woods, Hooton

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Woodson Family Origin

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Woodson Family Occupations

What did your Woodson ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Woodson family was Engine (Smith At Work) (Fitter). Cloth Finisher, Brush Maker and Cloth Presser were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Woodson. The most common Woodson occupation in the UK was Cloth Finisher. 12% of Woodson's were Cloth Finishers.

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  • Cloth Finisher

  • Brush Maker

  • Cloth Presser

  • Engine (Smith At Work) (Fitter)


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

Woodson Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Woodson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Woodson 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Woodson. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Woodson. For the veterans among your Woodson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Woodson Life Expectancy

What is the average Woodson lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Woodson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Woodson in 1941 was 42, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Woodson

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Woodson 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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