Woods Family History
Woods Name Meaning
English: variant of Wood with plural or post-medieval excrescent -s. Irish: adopted as a translation of Ó Cuill ‘descendant of Coll’ (see Quill ) or in Ulster of Mac Con Coille ‘son of Cú Choille’ a personal name meaning ‘hound of the wood’ which has also been mistranslated Cox as if formed with coileach ‘cock rooster’. In some cases also an Americanized form of French Dubois and Gadbois .
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022