Family History and Genealogy Resources by Surname
Stanwood Surname Origin
(Origin Saxon) From stan, a stone, and wood--the stony wood.
Source: An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names With an Essay on their Derivation and Import; Arthur, William, M.A.; New York, NY: Sheldon, Blake, Bleeker & CO., 1857.
Stanwood Surname Meaning and Family Facts
There is more to Stanwood family history than the origin of your surname:
A Stanwood Family History Thought:
'We are the children of many sires, and every drop of blood in us in its turn ... betrays its ancestor.' --Ralph Waldo Emerson