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Harwood Name Meaning

English and Scottish: habitational name from any of various places, for example in the Scottish Borders and in Cheshire, Lancashire, Lothian, Northumberland, and North and West Yorkshire, called Harwood or Harewood from Old English har ‘gray’ or hara ‘hare’ + wudu ‘wood’. This name has also become established in Ireland.

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


Similar surnames: Haywood, Horwood, Hagwood, Garwood, Yarwood, Cawood, Norwood, Henwood

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Harwood Family Origin

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Harwood Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    18%
  • Servant

    12%
  • School

    7%
  • At School

    3%

In 1881, the most common Harwood occupation in Canada was Farmer. 18% of Harwood's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Harwood family was At School. Farmer, Servant and School were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Harwood.

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Harwood Life Expectancy

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