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Woodhouse Name Meaning

English:: habitational name from any of various places (in Derbyshire Nottinghamshire Yorkshire Northumberland Shropshire and elsewhere) called Woodhouse or a topographic name for someone who lived at a ‘house in the wood’ (Middle English wode hous Old English wudu hūs). variant of Woodiwiss from Middle English wodewose which by the 16th century was sometimes written as wodowes woodose and wodehouse. The confusion with woodhouse probably arose because both words (and both names) were pronounced /wudus/ or /wudǝs/ in local dialect.

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


Similar surnames: Morehouse, Woodhead, Newhouse, Woodford, Woodburn, Woodhull, Woodside

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Where is the Woodhouse family from?

You can see how Woodhouse families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Woodhouse family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Woodhouse families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 180 Woodhouse families living in Ontario. This was about 59% of all the recorded Woodhouse's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Woodhouse families in 1911.
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What did your Woodhouse ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Woodhouse. 22% of Woodhouse men worked as a Farmer and 28% of Woodhouse women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Woodhouse were Carpenter and Clerk. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
    22%
  • Laborer
    10%
  • Labourer
    9%
  • Carpenter
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Stenographer
    28%
  • Housekeeper
    23%
  • Commis
    14%
  • Clerk
    10%
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Census Records

There are 148,000 census records available for the last name Woodhouse. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Woodhouse census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 14,000 immigration records available for the last name Woodhouse. 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 Cards

There are 12,000 military records available for the last name Woodhouse. For the veterans among your Woodhouse ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Woodhouse lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Woodhouse life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Woodhouse in 1944 was 22, and 77 in 2004.

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