Calderwood Family History

14-Day Free Trial


Calderwood Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name from Calderwood in Lanarkshire, named from the river name Calder (see Calder 2) + Middle English wode ‘wood’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Underwood, Calder, Silverwood, Gatewood, Fleetwood, Leatherwood

Ready to discover your family story?

Simply start with yourself and we'll do the searching for you.

Calderwood Family Origin

Where is the Calderwood family from?

Calderwood Family Occupations

What did your Calderwood ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Calderwood family was Farming. The most common Calderwood occupation in Canada was Farmer. 33% of Calderwood's were Farmers. Farmer, Farmers Son and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Calderwood.

View Census data for Calderwood | Data not to scale

  • Farmer

  • Farmers Son

  • Carpenter

  • Farming


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Calderwood ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Calderwood Historical Records

What Calderwood family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Calderwood. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Calderwood census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1881 Canadian census records for Calderwood

Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Calderwood. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

View all Calderwood immigration records

Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Calderwood. For the veterans among your Calderwood ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Calderwood military records

You've only scratched the surface of Calderwood family history.

Calderwood Life Expectancy

What is the average Calderwood lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Calderwood life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1973. The average life expectancy for Calderwood in 1943 was 45, and 81 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Calderwood

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Calderwood ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

Famous Calderwood Family Ancestors

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in your family tree

Look up another name