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Origins of the Underwood surname

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About the Underwoods

We have a total number of 94557 records for people with the last name Underwood.

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Where do most Underwoods live?

In 1921, most Underwoods lived in London.


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Interesting facts about Underwoods

How common is your surname?

520th most common surname in the UK

We have 84,700 records for the Underwood surname. The oldest one dates back to 1539.

Who were Underwoods most likely to marry?

Smiths

&

Joneses

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What are the most common Underwood first names?

  • John
  • William
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

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Common jobs for Underwoods

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Underwoods in 1921
Dressmaker

375

Laundress

221

General Servant Domestic

202

Domestic Servant

192

Living On Own Means

159

Common Male occupations for Underwoods in 1921
Agricultural Labourer

642

General Labourer

308

Carpenter

281

Farm Labourer

280

Farmer

216

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