When Jane Janet Wood was born on 25 August 1809, in Barrington, Shelburne, Nova Scotia, Canada, her father, Samuel Wood, was 28 and her mother, Mary Nickerson, was 25. She married Job A. Atkinson on 13 June 1824, in Barrington, Shelburne, Nova Scotia, Canada. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 6 daughters. She died on 29 January 1895, in Shelburne, Nova Scotia, Canada, at the age of 85, and was buried in Shelburne, Nova Scotia, Canada.
English: mainly a topographic name for someone who lived in or by a wood, from Middle English wode ‘wood’ (Old English wudu). In North America, the English form of the surname has absorbed cognates from other languages, such as French Bois and Polish Les .
English: in a few cases, a nickname for an eccentric or perhaps a violent person, from Middle English wode ‘frenzied, wild’ (Old English wōd).
Americanized form of French Gadbois .
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