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Origin and popularity of the name WOODMAN

Origin

Woodman : English:: 2: occupational name for a woodcutter or a forester (compare Woodward) from Middle English wodeman ‘woodman’. In some instances this may be a variant of Wadman.1: from the Middle English personal name Wudemann (Old English Wuduman from wudu ‘wood’ + mann ‘man’).

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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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Geographic distribution of the 18,413 individuals with the name WOODMAN on Geneanet.

 

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