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Underwood Genealogy and Underwood Family History Information

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  • Alexander Underwood (1688 - 1767)
    Excellent notes on Alexander Underwood by Linda Coate [Phone: (614) 915-1243; E-mail: ancestrees@gmail.com ] may be found at : Alexander Underwood, born in Maryland, settled in London Grove, (Warring...
  • Alexander Underwood (deceased)
  • Alexander Underwood (1696 - 1753)
  • Ann Williamson (1624 - d.)
  • Anna Underwood (1630 - 1691)
    Updated from MyHeritage Family Trees via son Ephraim Kidder by SmartCopy : Oct 24 2014, 1:44:44 UTC

About the Underwood surname

Underwood is a surname of ancient Anglo-Saxon origin and comes from a family once having lived under the trees in a forest, below a forest on a hillside, or in either of the settlements called Underwood in Derbyshire or Nottinghamshire, or in the parish of Symington, Ayrshire. It is derived from the Old English preposition under plus wuda, a wood.

One of the earliest recorded Underwood name bearers to enter America was Joseph Underwood http://www.geni.com/people/Joseph-Underwood/6000000002946661965?through=6000000006234779462. On January 2, 1634 he embarked from London on the ship Bonaventure bound for Virginia.

Variations: Underwoode, Underwode

Suggested Readings:

  • Isaac W. Underwood: His Ancestors and Descendants by Willie Bruce Underwood
  • The Underwood Families of America by Lucien Marcus Underwood

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