Wormwood Family History
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Wormwood Name Meaning
English: of uncertain origin; possibly a topographic name for someone who lived where wormwood (Artemesia absinthium) grew, Middle English wormod, or a metonymic occupational name for a herbalist. In the Middle Ages wormwood was variously used as a tonic and vermifuge, in brewing ale, and to protect clothes and linen from moths and fleas.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Garwood, Homewood, Norwood, Horwood, Armwood, Ormerod, Yarwood