Woodhead Family History
Woodhead Name Meaning
English (Yorkshire): from Middle English wode ‘wood’ + hed hedde ‘head’ (Old English wudu + hēafod). The surname may be topographic for someone who lived at or near the top or edge of a wood or habitational from one of the many places so named such as Wood Head in Barkisland (Yorkshire) Woodhead in Tintwistle (Cheshire) or Woodhead in Great Casterton (Rutland).
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press