Last name: Woods
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my fathers family all come from south wales
my family is from ireland we are now in west virgina my great, great grandfather is john woods would love to fine family still in ireland
Aubrey Charles Woods
Interesting from Derbyshire ,
good to c there are so many of us around,dont know where the name comes from, my ancestors hail from a little village in Co Clare (Inagh).
Mine come from County Clare in Ireland.
I'm a Woods living in Clare. Village called Clonlara in East Clare. Good few Woods' here
Joe. I would say English, irish or maybe Scottish. I take it that your ancestors where settlers from one of them three places?
Interesting to read all of this. I have no idea where the family really comes from. When I ask a few relatives, no one knows and you get different answers. Some say English, Irish, French (?), Scottish, etc... My family is from Georgia and has been here for a very long time. Most live in the Savannah area. Other than that, no clue. Any ideas?
Ashley Culbertson (Woods)
Oh also Im pretty sure I have English, Scottish and a whole bunch of other in my family off of the Woods side
My moms maiden name is Woods and my grandfather was Billie Taylor Woods from Alvia Barzella Woods and I was doing a geneaology project for school to find all this out! This site was really helpful. Thank you
thank u for all ur comments i guess i will never know where my father came from in Ireland
The name is common in Ireland and there seems no particular area of concentration. It may well have been a translation as the following from a site maintained by eircom suggests : In appearance at least, Woods, together with Wood, is of course an English name, denoting a person who lived near a wood or, in some cases, a woodcutter. In Ireland however, the majority of those bearing the surname are of native Irish extraction. The Irish for a wood is coille, plural coillte, any many Irish names containing elements which sounded similar in untutored English ears were mistranslated as 18Woods 19. Among such names are Mac Giolla Comhghaill ( 18MacIlhoyle 19/ 19Coyle 19), 18son of the follower of St Comall 19, found in Donegal and Monaghan. Mac an Choiligh ( 18MacQuilly 19/ 19Magilly 19), 18son of the cock 19, from Co Roscommon; Mac Giolla Chomghaile ( 18MacElhone 19), 18son of the follower of St Comgan 19 in Co Tyrone, and Mac Caoilte ( 18Quilty 19) in Munster. The only family whose surnames actually did contain coill were the Mac Conchoille, 18son of the hound of the wood 19, who were also anglicised phonetically as MacEnhill. They were based near Omagh in Co Tyrone. The former Woods is more than ten times commoner in Ireland than in England and Wales.
i am looking for information regarding Robert Emmett Woods I am going Ireland and would like to find out some information regarding the place where the WOODs hail from in Ireland. I do not have any information but I know the name may be popular in a certain part of Ireland. I am from New York and my father was born in Manhattan any info would be helpful thank you
thats interesting Douglas i know that my surname comes from my Grandfather who was Irish, however both his forename and surname are both original to olde english hahaha i just find it quiet amusing
Douglas Scot Woods
Woods: The "s" was added to separate the "Scottish" Wood's from the "English" Wood's