When Edmund Wood II was born in 1484, in Sowerby, Yorkshire, England, his father, Christopher Atte Wood, was 34 and his mother, Margaret Smythe de Willoughby, was 27. He had at least 1 son and 1 daughter.
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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