Woodcock Name Origin, Meaning and Family History

Woodcock Name Meaning: From middle English 'woodcock',combination of wudu 'wood' + cocc 'bird', a nickname for for a naive or gullible person. Habitational from old English wudu 'wood' + cot 'cottage' i.e 'Woodcote' in Hampshire.

'cocc'a bird that is notoriously easy to catch hense the nickname for a 'gullible' charactor. In association to a 'wood','forest' or someone who lived in or near one.

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Surname Distribution

Census frequency by county

Name Concentrations Within England and Wales

Woodcock Surname Statistics

Top Professions for the Woodcock family

Profession Census Frequency
Agricultural Labourer 226
Female Servant 180
Independent 123
Male Servant 86
Farmer 68
Labourer 67
Ag Labourer 56
Weaver 43
Shoe Maker 35
Publican 17
Tailor 16
Cotton Weaver 15
Blacksmith 14
Gardener 14
Butcher 12
Coal Miner 12
School Mistress 12
Grocer 11
Mariner 11
Dress Maker 11
Pupil 10
Cotton Spinner 10
Servant 10
Carpenter 10
Clothier 9

Woodcock Surname Variants Ranking

Rank Surname Match Census Frequency
1 Woodcock 100% 60,886
2 Wadcock 75% 147

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