Woodhead Name Origin, Meaning and Family History

Woodhead Name Meaning: This means 'forester', possibily taken from the Anglo-Saxon name 'wuduweard' which means 'wood protector or guardian'.

An occupational name given to someone who maintained the forest or worked in a forest with the trees and game.

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Surname Distribution

Census frequency by county

Name Concentrations Within England and Wales

Woodhead Surname Statistics

Top Professions for the Woodhead family

Profession Census Frequency
Female Servant 72
Worsted Weaver 67
Agricultural Labourer 57
Independent 55
Labourer 47
Coal Miner 46
Farmer 40
Weaver 28
Cotton Weaver 22
Woollen Weaver 21
Fancy Weaver 20
Male Servant 19
Clothier 17
Cotton Spinner 16
Joiner 16
Shoe Maker 13
Cloth Dresser 12
Carpenter 11
Iron Miner 11
Grocer 10
Stuff Weaver 10
Gardener 8
Cotton Factory 8
Wool Carder 8
Worsted Spinner 8

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