Woods Name Origin, Meaning and Family History

Woods Name Meaning: A varient of the name 'Wood' which originates from the Anglo-Saxon word 'wode' meaning 'wood' or 'forest'. May also derive from the Middle English 'wod' meaning 'mad'.

A name given to someone who was associated by occupation to a wood or 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

Woods Surname Statistics

Top Professions for the Woods family

Profession Census Frequency
Agricultural Labourer 589
Female Servant 350
Labourer 185
Independent 182
Male Servant 149
Farmer 146
Ag Labourer 91
Weaver 89
Cotton Weaver 77
Shoe Maker 66
Carpenter 50
Ag Lab 48
Gardener 39
Tailor 33
Joiner 30
Independant 27
Pauper 26
Servant 26
Clerk 26
Blacksmith 23
Apprentice 22
Baker 21
Dress Maker 20
Mariner 19
Painter 18

Woods Surname Variants Ranking

Rank Surname Match Census Frequency
1 Woods 100% 134,160
2 Weeds 60% 1,272
3 Awdas 20% 621
4 Wadds 60% 453
5 Wads 60% 273
6 Wades 40% 253

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

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