Woodhouse Name Origin, Meaning and Family History

Woodhouse Name Meaning: Taken from the Anglo-Saxon word 'wuduhus' meaning 'wood' and 'house' or 'house by the wood'.

A name given to someone who lived in or by some woods or someone who owned or worked in the woods. May have also been taken from a place name (eg: atown called Woodhouse or similar).

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Surname Distribution

Census frequency by county

Name Concentrations Within England and Wales

Woodhouse Surname Statistics

Top Professions for the Woodhouse family

Profession Census Frequency
Agricultural Labourer 163
Female Servant 139
Independent 103
Male Servant 57
Farmer 52
Labourer 44
Ag Labourer 39
Weaver 23
Frame Work Knitter 22
Nailor 22
Shoe Maker 21
Dress Maker 20
Cotton Weaver 19
Tailor 19
Clothier 18
Blacksmith 13
Brick Layer 13
Coal Miner 12
Butcher 12
Carpenter 12
Cloth Dresser 12
Publican 11
Apprentice 11
Cotton Spinner 10
Chain Maker 10

Woodhouse Surname Variants Ranking

Rank Surname Match Census Frequency
1 Woodhouse 100% 51,686
2 Wodehouse 78% 996

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

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