Last name: WOODARD

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WOODARD : This last name is indexed 53,315 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

WOODARD : English:: 1: from the Norman Old French personal name Odard Udard Middle English Wodard Wudard. It derives from the ancient Germanic name Authard Othard Odard composed of the elements aud- ‘riches' + hard- ‘hard bold’.2: occupational name from Middle English wode ‘wood’ + herde ‘herd’ (Old English wudu + hierde) for a person who tended animals pastured in woodland.3: post-medieval pronunciation of Woodward.

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