The name ‘Underwood’ originates from England, and Scotland. It is derived from the topographic name for someone who lived at the edge of a wood, from the Middle English word ‘under’ and ‘Wood’. It is also a habitational name from a place named with these element, for examole in Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, and the former county of Aylesbury. Compiled information from Historical and Private archive’s has confirmed that the surname ‘Underwood’ and or it’s variant’s, dates as far back as the 13th century were a ‘John underwode’, 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 a certain ‘David Underwood’, aged 21, a cabinet maker by trade, from the city of London, England. He emigrated to North America in 1774, sailing from the Port of London aboard the ship named the ‘Sally’ on the 24th of May 1774, arriving in Philadelphia on the 31st of M… Coat of arms: Gules, on fess erm…
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