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  • (__________) Underwood (deceased)
    Robert Minge/Mary Hunt Posted by: Judy Oldziewski (ID *****4111) Date: April 25, 2006 at 19:23:29 of 48 I am posting this information in the hope of clearing up some of the confusion regarding th...
  • Rev. Alexander Underwood (1688 - 1767)
    Possible 3rd marriage to Mary Jane Underhill Alexander was a Quaker Minister for twenty-two years before his death. As a minister, he twice made the long journey into North Carolina. He settled in Lo...
  • Alexander Underwood (deceased)
  • Alexander Underwood (deceased)
  • Anna Underwood (1630 - 1691)
    James Kidder married, in Cambridge, about 1649, Ann, daughter of Elder Francis Moore, one of the leading citizens of Cambridge. She survived him and married (second) William Underwood, of Chelmsford,...

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 Joseph Underwood of Watertown. 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