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Markwood Surname Meaning

Probably an Americanized form of German Markwald: from an ancient Germanic personal name Marcowald composed of the elements marc ‘boundary’ + waltan ‘to rule’ or a topographic name meaning ‘boundary woods’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Yarwood, Packwood, Wormwood, Harwood, Mahmood, Markworth, Garwood

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Where is the Markwood family from?

You can see how Markwood families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Markwood family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Markwood families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 24 Markwood families living in Yorkshire. This was about 65% of all the recorded Markwood's in United Kingdom. Yorkshire had the highest population of Markwood families in 1891.
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What did your Markwood ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Markwood. 100% of Markwood women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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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 Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
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There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Markwood. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Markwood 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 178 immigration records available for the last name Markwood. 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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Draft Cards

There are 521 military records available for the last name Markwood. For the veterans among your Markwood ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Markwood lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Markwood life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Markwood in 1954 was 50, and 76 in 2004.

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