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Origin, popularity and meaning of the name SOUTHWOOD


Southwood : English:: 1: habitational name from one or more of several places in southern England especially in Devon named with Middle English bi southe wode ‘(place) to the south of the wood’.2: habitational name from one or more minor places called Southwood or Sowood from Middle English south(e) + wode ‘south wood’. Sowood in Osset (Yorkshire) is the most likely source of the Yorkshire name. There may have been confusion with Southworth.


Source : DAFN2 : Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, ©2022 by Patrick Hanks and Oxford University Press
FANBI : The Oxford Dictionary if Family Names in Britain and Ireland, ©2016, University of the West of England

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