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 1939, Cotton Spinner and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Woodson. 6% of Woodson men worked as a Cotton Spinner and 49% of Woodson women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Woodson were Bus Conductor and Unpaid Domestic Dutie

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Cotton Spinner
    6%
  • Beerhouse Manager
    3%
  • Builders Labourer
    3%
  • Bus Conductor
    3%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    49%
  • Domestic Servant
    9%
  • Private Means
    5%
  • Unpaid Domestic Dutie
    4%

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

Woodson Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 72,000 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 2,000 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 15,000 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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