Nicholas Wood

31 August 1716–1775 (Age 58)
Cecil, Maryland, United States

The Life of Nicholas

When Nicholas Wood was born on 31 August 1716, in Cecil, Maryland, United States, his father, Robert Wood, was 29 and his mother, Catherine Rumsey, was 29. He died in 1775, in his hometown, at the age of 59.

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Family Time Line

Robert Wood
1687–1721
Catherine Rumsey
1687–1721
Esther Wood
1698–1724
Robert Wood Jr
1705–1760
Margaret Wood
1709–
Joseph Wood
1710–1782
John Wood
1712–1713
Rebecca Francina Wood
1712–1744
John Wood
1713–1738
Robert Wood
1713–1744
Catherine Wood
1715–
Nicholas Wood
1716–1775

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Name Meaning

English and Scottish:1. mainly a topographic name for someone who lived in or by a wood or a metonymic occupational name for a woodcutter or forester, from Middle English wode ‘wood’ (Old English wudu). 2. nickname for a mad, eccentric, or violent person, from Middle English wōd ‘mad’, ‘frenzied’ (Old English wād), as in Adam le Wode, Worcestershire 1221 .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Nicholas Wood, "Maryland, Church Records, 1668-1995"
  • Nicholas Wood, "Maryland Births and Christenings, 1650-1995"
  • Will of Robert Wood, 1721, Cecil County MD, Maryland Register of Wills Records, 1629-1999; https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:33SQ-GYZC-Y7C?cc=1803986&wc=SNY8-RMW%3A146535501%2C147039001

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