Woodward Name Origin, Meaning and Family History

Woodward 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.

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Surname Distribution

Census frequency by county

Name Concentrations Within England and Wales

Woodward Surname Statistics

Top Professions for the Woodward family

Profession Census Frequency
Agricultural Labourer 494
Female Servant 341
Independent 203
Labourer 187
Male Servant 140
Farmer 132
Shoe Maker 46
Tailor 40
Apprentice 31
Weaver 29
Publican 28
Carpenter 28
Silk Weaver 26
Baker 25
Blacksmith 24
Butcher 24
Dress Maker 23
Gardener 21
Frame Work Knitter 21
Pauper 20
Lace Maker 18
Laundress 17
Clerk 17
Grocer 16
Servant 16

Woodward Surname Variants Ranking

Rank Surname Match Census Frequency
1 Woodward 100% 109,452
2 Woodword 88% 423

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