English surname
"from Woodsome"

Woodson Origin and Meaning

The name Woodson is a boy's name meaning "from Woodsome".

Despite its -son ending, Woodson is not a patronymic surname (although it would be a great choice for the child of a Woody or Woodrow). People with the surname Woodson have ancestors from Woodsome, a town in West Yorkshire, England. Woodsome means "place at the houses in the wood," from the Old English æt wudu-hūsum.

A prominent bearer was Dr. Carter G. Woodson, an African American journalist and historian considered the "Father of Black History".

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Famous People Named Woodson

  • Woodson MichelHaitian,American singer
  • Jesse Woodson Jamesfamous American outlaw and Confederate guerrilla.