Woodman Name Origin, Meaning and Family History

Woodman Name Meaning: Meaning '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. 'Woodcutter'.

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Surname Distribution

Census frequency by county

Name Concentrations Within England and Wales

Woodman Surname Statistics

Top Professions for the Woodman family

Profession Census Frequency
Agricultural Labourer 102
Female Servant 89
Independent 72
Farmer 53
Labourer 52
Male Servant 39
Shoe Maker 24
Baker 19
Carpenter 18
Laundress 10
Tailor 10
Cloth Worker 10
Mason 10
Sawyer 9
Apprentice 9
Butcher 9
Dress Maker 8
Independant 8
Blacksmith 8
Smith 8
Servant 7
School Master 6
Game Keeper 6
Milliner 6
Grocer 6

Woodman Surname Variants Ranking

Rank Surname Match Census Frequency
1 Woodman 100% 26,365
2 Wadman 71% 3,067
3 Wademan 57% 243

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

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