Westwood Name Origin, Meaning and Family History

Westwood Name Meaning: An English/German word which refers to direction or the geography of something.Also habitational from a number of places named 'Westwood'. Old English west 'west' + wudu 'wood'.

A topographical surname usually a given to someone 'from the west' (someone that have re-located into a new area from further west) or someone who lives to the left west side of something, eg; a river or village.

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Surname Distribution

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Name Concentrations Within England and Wales

Westwood Surname Statistics

Top Professions for the Westwood family

Profession Census Frequency
Agricultural Labourer 71
Labourer 68
Female Servant 66
Nailor 54
Independent 51
Miner 31
Ag Labourer 22
Coal Miner Miner Miner 17
Coal Miner 13
Male Servant 12
Farmer 12
Nailer 12
Nail Maker 12
Blacksmith 11
Ag Lab 9
Clerk 9
Smith 8
Publican 7
Pauper 7
Gardener 7
Dress Maker 6
Shoe Maker 6
Engineer 6
Milliner 5
Chair Maker 5

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