table of the Norwoods
in the 1790 US Federal Census
A table of the Norwoods in the 1790 US Federal Census
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The NORWOODs are believed to have originated in the county of Kent, England, where Sir Stephen de Northwode (bef 1177-1231), son of Jordan of Sheppey1, first adopted the Norman-style surname, descriptive of the north woods of his estate on the "Island of Sheep."
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The Norwoods who immigrated to North America in the seventeenth century include:
Descendants of these four men and their wives have spread out in North America, moving westward with the expansion of the United States and Canada, and may be found today in most states and provinces. A Richard Norwood died in Boston, Massachusetts, in 1644, but we know nothing of his origins or progeny. Other Norwoods have come to the new world at other times, and some families have adopted the name Norwood.
In addition to the Norwood families of the the thirteen original American colonies and Canada, are those who remained in England and those of Ireland, Australia, and perhaps other countries. This web page has been designed to serve those with an interest in the Norwood family, from whatever line they may descend, wherever they may live; and all are invited to make additions and corrections to the information contained here.
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The tree in the background is a 300-year-old Beech planted by Francis Norwood at Seven Acres in Gloucester, Massachusetts.
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This page was updated 06 March 2008.
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