Last name: WOODHOUSE

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WOODHOUSE : This last name is indexed 122,994 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

WOODHOUSE : English:: 1: habitational name from any of various places (in Derbyshire Nottinghamshire Yorkshire Northumberland Shropshire and elsewhere) called Woodhouse or a topographic name for someone who lived at a ‘house in the wood’ (Middle English wode hous Old English wudu hūs).2: variant of Woodiwiss from Middle English wodewose which by the 16th century was sometimes written as wodowes woodose and wodehouse. The confusion with woodhouse probably arose because both words (and both names) were pronounced /wudus/ or /wudǝs/ in local dialect.

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