Sherwood Family History

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Sherwood Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place in Nottinghamshire, around which once stood the famous Sherwood Forest. The place is so called from Old English scir ‘shire’ or scir ‘bright’ + wudu ‘wood’. Americanized form of some Jewish name.

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


Similar surnames: Heywood, Harwood, Isherwood, Haywood, Henwood, Garwood, Horwood

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Sherwood Family Origin

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Sherwood Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    30%
  • School

    6%
  • Labourer

    5%
  • Going To School

    5%

In 1881, the most common Sherwood occupation in Canada was Farmer. 30% of Sherwood's were Farmers. Farmer, School and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Sherwood. A less common occupation for the Sherwood family was Going To School.

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Sherwood Historical Records

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Sherwood Life Expectancy

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