Underwood Name Origin, Meaning and Family History

Underwood Name Meaning: A topographical surname for someone who lived in or near a wood or forest.

Dating back to the Anglo-Saxon times but first recorded in the 12th Century

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Surname Distribution

Census frequency by county

Name Concentrations Within England and Wales

Underwood Surname Statistics

Top Professions for the Underwood family

Profession Census Frequency
Agricultural Labourer 294
Female Servant 168
Independent 85
Male Servant 84
Labourer 68
Farmer 60
Shoe Maker 36
Frame Work Knitter 29
Carpenter 27
Ag Labourer 27
Gardener 26
Tailor 25
Lace Maker 19
Butcher 18
Blacksmith 18
Ag Lab 18
Smith 11
Pauper 10
Dress Maker 9
Bricklayer 9
Laundress 9
Servant 8
Independant 8
Cabinet Maker 8
Sawyer 7

Underwood Surname Variants Ranking

Rank Surname Match Census Frequency
1 Underwood 100% 57,587
2 Anderwood 89% 357

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

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