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Ilwood Family History

Ilwood Surname Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.


Similar surnames: Elwood, Inwood, Alwood, Blood, Wood, Flood, Silkwood, Linwood, Cawood

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Where is the Ilwood family from?

You can see how Ilwood families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ilwood family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1880 and 1920. The most Ilwood families were found in USA in 1880, USA in 1920, and United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there was 1 Ilwood family living in Lancashire. This was 100% of all the recorded Ilwood's in United Kingdom. Lancashire had the highest population of Ilwood families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Ilwood surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

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

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Census Records

There are 12 census records available for the last name Ilwood. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ilwood 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 1 immigration records available for the last name Ilwood. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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

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