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Gender: surname
Meaning: under the wood, someone who lives in or near a wood
Related Names: Underwoode

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Rank in 2000s: 0 0

Name: underwood Origin: English,,, Scottish,, Meaning (no case): under the wood, someone who lives in or near a wood



Underwood is an English name made up of the elements "under" and "wood" from very similar-sounding Old English words. This surname was either given as a topographic surname to people who lived in or near the woods, or it was given to people who lived in or near a city in England named Underwood.[1] The Underwood family is most often traced to Nottinghamshire or Derbyshire in England.[1][1]


According to one source, Underwood is the 488th most common surname in the United States.[1]

According to, Underwood is the 519th most common surname in the United States. The highest concentration of people with the surname Underwood is in Texas, followed by California, Tennessee and Georgia.[1]


  • The motto on the Underwood crest of arms is Omnes arbusta juvant, which may be translated as "Groves delight all men."[1]
  • People of African-American descent bearing the name Underwood likely came from families who were once owned as slaves by someone with the name Underwood.



  • Blair Underwood: actor (born August 25, 1964)
  • Carrie Underwood: country singer (born March 10, 1983)
  • Cecil H. Underwood: U.S. politician (born November 5, 1922)
  • Gilbert Stanley Underwood: architect (born 1890)
  • Ron Underwood: film director
  • Sara Jean Underwood: model (born March 26, 1984)
  • Sheryl Underwood: comedienne (born October 28, 1963)

Author: Sarena Ulibarri


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Gender surname  +
Length 9  +
Meaning under the wood, someone who lives in or near a wood  +
Meaningnc under the wood, someone who lives in or near a wood  +
Name underwood  +
Origin English  +, and Scottish  +
Popularity 0  +
Rank in 2000s 0  +
Related Underwoode  +
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