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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


I am trying to research the ancesters of my Great Great Grandfather "David Wesley Woods", born in Saline County Illonois in September 1886.

His wife was "Lena Elizabeth Vinyard [Feb 16, 1884 - Feb 1943]

I have the "Vinyard" ancesters very well researched, but can't find anything on the "Woods" line.

The couple had four children; "Orville McKinley Woods"[Born June 14, 1900], Mary Bland[Woods], Born on 1905, "Opel Woods"[birth Est. 1879-1935], and MY Grandmother, "Elsie Savanah Woods, Born in 1916, died in Dade City Pasco County Florida in 1982.

Any background offered would be apprecisted, more information can be found at;