John Wood

Brief Life History of John

When John Wood was born about 1482, in Halifax, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Christopher Atte Wood, was 33 and his mother, Margaret Willoughby, was 26. He married Elizabeth Baker about 1508, in Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter.

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John Wood
Elizabeth Baker
Marriage: about 1508
Michael Wood
Christabella Wood

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  • John Woode in entry for Michaell Woode, "England Deaths and Burials, 1538-1991"

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Name Meaning

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 .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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