When Samuel Wood was born on 3 July 1805, in Halifax, Windham, Vermont, United States, his father, Samuel Wood, was 44 and his mother, Huldah Cole, was 25. He married Polly Alvord in 1826, in Bradford, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 9 daughters. He lived in Smithfield Township, Bradford, Pennsylvania, United States for about 10 years. He died on 19 September 1863, at the age of 58, and was buried in Bradford, Pennsylvania, United States.
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 .