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Greenwood Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived in a dense forest, from Middle English grene ‘green’ + wode ‘wood’, or a habitational name from a minor place so named, as for example Greenwood in Heathfield, East Sussex. English translation of Ashkenazic Jewish Grünholz, an ornamental compound of German grün ‘green’ + Holz ‘wood’, and probably of German Grünwald (see Gruenwald). English translation of French Boisvert.

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


Similar surnames: Green, Greenwell, Prestwood, Greenland, Greenway, Underwood

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Greenwood Family Origin

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Greenwood Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    28%
  • Student

    6%
  • Fisherman

    6%
  • School

    4%

In 1881, the most common Greenwood occupation in Canada was Farmer. 28% of Greenwood's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Greenwood family was School. Farmer, Student and Fisherman were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Greenwood.

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Greenwood Life Expectancy

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