Yarwood Family History

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Yarwood Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Yarwood Heath in Cheshire, earlier Yarwode, from Old English earn ‘eagle’ + wudu ‘wood’. Welsh: Anglicized form of the Welsh personal name Iorwerth, composed of the elements ior ‘lord’ + a lenited form of berth ‘handsome’.

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

Similar surnames: Harwood, Garwood, Armwood, Haywood, Hagwood, Cawood, Horwood, Watwood

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Yarwood Family Origin

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Yarwood Family Occupations

What did your Yarwood ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Labourer

  • Farmer

  • Carter

  • Blacksmith


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Yarwood Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 19,000 census records available for the last name Yarwood. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Yarwood 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Yarwood. 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 Yarwood. For the veterans among your Yarwood ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Yarwood Life Expectancy

What is the average Yarwood lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Yarwood life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1976, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Yarwood in 1957 was 55, and 70 in 2004.

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