The surname Wood is of locative origin deriving from the Old English term wodde meaning a wood or a forest. The original bearer of the name Wood would have been somebody who lived in or near a wood. The name is first recorded in England in the Domesday Book in 1086. In Scotland the name is first recorded in Dumfriesshire he 11th Century. In the New World the name Wood first occurs in the early 17th Century when Thomas Wood arrived in Virginia from England. Today there are approximately a quarter of a million bearers of the name Wood living in the US. Buy this family crest on jewelry today.
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