Greenwood Name Origin, Meaning and Family History

Greenwood Name Meaning: Taken from the Middle English grene 'green' and wode 'Wood'.

This English surname could be given to someone who resided in forest or someone who belonged to a Greenwood settlement or came from the placename Greenwood.

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Surname Distribution

Census frequency by county

Name Concentrations Within England and Wales

Greenwood Surname Statistics

Top Professions for the Greenwood family

Profession Census Frequency
Cotton Weaver 486
Worsted Weaver 455
Weaver 403
Independent 259
Female Servant 244
Agricultural Labourer 211
Farmer 202
Labourer 187
Wool Comber 154
Stuff Weaver 95
Cotton Spinner 86
Male Servant 79
Shoe Maker 72
Cotton Piecer 62
Coal Miner 47
Joiner 47
Stone Mason 44
Worsted Spinner 39
Dress Maker 37
Cotton Power Loom Weaver 37
Ag Labourer 35
Pauper 35
Grocer 34
Cotton Factory 33
Tailor 32

Greenwood Surname Variants Ranking

Rank Surname Match Census Frequency
1 Greenwood 100% 170,030
2 Grunwood 78% 440
3 Granwood 78% 392
4 Grenwood 89% 349
5 Grinwood 78% 248

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The surname Greenwood is the most popular version of all its varients

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