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The name is from England or Scotland, and from Middle English. The surname is sometimes habitational, used by someone who lived in any of several places of the same name. Otherwise it is topographic, referring to someone who lived near a wood. The common noun comes from the name of the manufacturer, after John T. Underwood, one of its founders.





Underwood (plural Underwoods)

  1. A typewriter made by the Underwood Typewriter Company.

Proper noun



  1. A surname from Middle English.
  2. A suburb of Plympton, City of Plymouth, Devon, England (OS grid ref SX5356).
  3. A village in Selston parish, Ashfield district, Nottinghamshire, England (OS grid ref SK4750).
  4. A settlement in Bishton community, City of Newport, Wales (OS grid ref ST3889).
  5. A hamlet in Hook community, Pembrokeshire, Wales (OS grid ref SM9812).
  6. A community of Markham, Rural Municipality of York, Ontario, Canada.
  7. A village in Kincardine municipality, Bruce County, Ontario.
  8. A number of places in the United States:
    1. An unincorporated community and census-designated place in Monroe township, Clark County, Indiana.
    2. A town in Norwalk Township, Pottawattamie County, Iowa.
    3. A minor city in Otter Tail County, Minnesota.
    4. A township in Redwood County, Minnesota.
    5. A hamlet in the town of North Hudson, Essex County, New York.
    6. A minor city in McLean County, North Dakota.
    7. An unincorporated community in Skamania County, Washington.
  9. A suburb of the City of Logan, south-east Queensland, Australia.
  10. A rural locality in the City of Launceston, Tasmania, Australia.

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