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Scottish: habitational name from any of several places named as being a wood belonging to the Church or situated by a church . There are places so called in Ayrshire, Dumfries, and Lanarkshire.
Kirkwood Name also appears in following Origin(s): Old English, Norse
also appears in following countries/origins/languages: American
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was an American astronomer.he graduated in mathematics from the York County Academy in York, Pennsylvania in 1838. After teaching there for five years, he became Principal of the Lancaster High School in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and after another five years he moved on to become Principal of the Pottsville Academy in Pottsville, Pennsylvania. In 1851 he became Professor of Mathematics at Delaware College and in 1856 Professor of Mathematics at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana, where he stayed until his retirement in 1886, with the exception of two years, 1865-1867, at Jefferson College in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania.