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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.

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  1. A surname​.
  2. A village in Nottinghamshire, England.
  3. A city in Iowa.
  4. A city/town in Minnesota.
  5. A city in North Dakota.

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