The name ‘Wood’ originates from England . It is in an overwhelming majority of cases a topographic name for someone who lived in or by a wood or a metonymic occupational name for a woodcutter of forester, It is also a nickname for a mad, eccentric, or violent person from wod mad, frenzied (wad), as in adam le wode ‘Adam the Mad’.The name Wood is of great repute in Yorkshire, the most eminent bearers being the Viscounts Halifax, of Monk Bretton, in the west riding of Yorkshire, representing the ancient family of Wood of Monk Bretton, near Barnsley. Compiled information from Historical and Private archive’s has confirmed that the surname ‘Wood’ and or it’s variant’s, dates as far back as the 13th century were a ‘Andrew ate Wode’, from the County of Oxfordshire, England, is recorded on the Hundred Rolls in 1273. The exact period of settlement in North America has not been definately determined but Information extracted from Public and Civil registry archive’s confirm that one of the first settlers was the fouth son of ‘Sir John Wood’, who was Lord Mayor of London in 1620, ‘William Wood’, emigraded to America in August 1677, He… Coat of arms: Argent …
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