Dear Anonymous - I have no idea how you got the idea that Warwickshire was some bucolic forest with only "2,000 folks" in the early 17th century. The population of the Shire was FAR larger than that, and they were not all bumpkins. You may be familiar with a Warwickshire man named Will Shakespeare. As to our Woods, Edward (the immigrant was clearly a man of ability and entrepreneurial spirit, as he operated bakeries in Leicestershire before buying the bakery in Charlestown from William Brackenberry, taking care to secure a covenant not to compete from Brackenberry. His father Lewis Wood, a "brazier and pewterer" was likewise a skilled craftsman. I surmise that he may have died of lead poisoning, as lead was formerly used in the manufacture of pewter in lieu of tin, before people understood the dangers associated with lead absorption. Lewis' ancestry is unknown. However, there is at least a chance that he was from a cadet branch of the Wood family who, at least as of the time of the hearth tax returns of the late 17th century, were the wealthiest family in Nuneaton. I surface this possibilty because the well-to-do Woods also favored the given name "Lewis."
The perceived surname "Wodd" that seems to have thrown some people in this thread for a loop is merely a function of the curate's or parish clerk's pen having slipped on the second "o," making it look like a "d." There is no such actual name as "Wodd." Every other entry on the family in the Nuneaton register gives the name as "Wood." Ditto with those in Leicestershire where they are found in the 1630s.