Rockwood Family History

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Rockwood Name Meaning

English: apparently a habitational name, perhaps from Rockwood Park in West Sussex.

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


Similar surnames: Lockwood, Hogwood, Packwood, Rochford, Rockwell, Portwood, Homewood

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Rockwood Family Origin

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Rockwood Family Occupations

What did your Rockwood ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Rockwood occupation in Canada was Banker. 25% of Rockwood's were Bankers. Banker, Blacksmiths Helper and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Rockwood. A less common occupation for the Rockwood family was Labourer.

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  • Banker

    25%
  • Blacksmiths Helper

    25%
  • Farmer

    25%
  • Labourer

    25%

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

Rockwood Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Rockwood. 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.

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Draft Card

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

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Rockwood Life Expectancy

What is the average Rockwood lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Rockwood life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Rockwood in 1948 was 46, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Rockwood

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Rockwood 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.

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