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Where did the English Woodhull family come from? What is the English Woodhull family crest and coat of arms? When did the Woodhull family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Woodhull family history?

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Woodall, Woodhall, Woodhull and others.

First found in North Yorkshire at Woodale, a hamlet in Coverdale in the Yorkshire Dales. The place name dates back to 1223 where it was listed as Wulvedale and literally meant "valley frequented by wolves." [1]


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Woodhull research. Another 87 words(6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Woodhull History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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More information is included under the topic Early Woodhull Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Woodhull Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century


  • Richard Woodhull settled in Long Island in 1631

Woodhull Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century


  • Thomas Woodhull, who arrived in New York, NY in 1844

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  • Victoria Woodhull (1838-1927), American leader of the woman's suffrage movement, the first female candidate for President of the United States in 1872
  • General Nathaniel Woodhull (1722-1776), American brigadier-general of the New York Militia during the American Revolution
  • Abraham Woodhull (1750-1826), American member of the Culper Spy Ring during the American Revolution
  • Caleb Smith Woodhull (1792-1866), American politician, 70th Mayor of New York City from 1849 to 1851
  • Maxwell Van Zandt Woodhull (1843-1921), American Union brevet brigadier general during the period of the American Civil War
  • Alfred Alexander Woodhull (1837-1921), US Army surgeon, recipient of the gold medal of the Military Service Institution in 1885 and the Seaman essay prize in 1907


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  1. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)

Other References

  1. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  2. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  3. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  4. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  5. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  6. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  7. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  8. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  9. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  10. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
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