Packwood family

 

ORIGINS OF THE PACKWOOD SURNAME

The surname Packwood probably originates from the village of the same name in Warwickshire. The National Trust owns a fine Elizabethan mansion in the parish called Packwood House. However at some time in the past, a members of the family migrated to Northamptonshire and Bedfordshire. In 17th century there is evidence of branches at Hardingstone and Cottesbrooke in Northamptonshire and Dean in Bedfordshire.

PACKWOOD – GEOGRAPHIC DISTRIBUTION 1881

Here is a simple map showing the location of some of the places where Packwoods were born as recorded in the 1881 census.

What is surprising is that so few at this time seem to originate from the area around Packwood in Warwickshire. The two main clusters are in Worcestershire and the Northamptonshire / Bedfordshire border.

WHERE ARE THE PACKWOODS TODAY?

Here is a map showing the location of Packwoods in 2002 with a similar map from the 1881 census for comparison.

INTERESTING PACKWOODS

Do you have an interesting story about your branch of the Packwood family in the Northamptonshire Bedfordshire area?  Contact us.

PACKWOOD RESOURCES

This is a collection of resources that Packwood researchers have found useful tracing their own branches.

Packwood mailing list on Rootsweb

There is a Packwood mailing list on Rootsweb, to join send a message with SUBSCRIBE in the body of the message to Packwood-D-request@rootsweb.com

Packwood on GenForum

Packwood Family Genealogy Forum
This page is hosted by GenForum and provides a message board for researchers into the family of PACKWOOD

 

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