Wood Family History
Wood Name Meaning
English: mainly a topographic name for someone who lived in or by a wood from Middle English wode ‘wood’ (Old English wudu). In North America the English form of the surname has absorbed cognates from other languages such as French Bois and Dubois and Polish Les . English: in a few cases a nickname for an eccentric or perhaps a violent person from Middle English wode ‘frenzied wild’ (Old English wōd). In some cases also an Americanized form of French Gadbois and Houde .
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022