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About the Woods surname

Woods Name Meaning

English and Scottish: topographic name for someone who lived in the woods (see Wood).

Irish: English name adopted as a translation of Ó Cuill ‘descendant of Coll’ (see Quill), or in Ulster of Mac Con Coille ‘son of Cú Choille’, a personal name meaning ‘hound of the wood’, which has also been mistranslated Cox, as if formed with coileach ‘cock’, ‘rooster’.

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Wyley/ Wylie Woods m. Sarah Davis, children, John Woods , Earl Woods, Josie Woods Josie Woods m. Charlie Davis