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An excerpt from www.HouseOfNames.com archives copyright 2000 - 2014

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


Spelling variations of this family name include: Woodman, Wudman, Wouldman, Wodeman, Woodmann, Woodeman, Woodmansey and many more.

First found in Yorkshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the manor of Woodmansey from very ancient times, some say before the Norman Conquest in 1066 A.D. The name appeared as a holder of lands in the Domesday Book survey taken in 1086 A.D.


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Woodman research. Another 305 words(22 lines of text) covering the years 1400, 1477, 1486, 1493, and 1718 are included under the topic Early Woodman History in all our PDF Extended History products.


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


Some of the Woodman family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 117 words(8 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Woodman Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century

  • Henry Woodman settled in Virginia in 1635
  • Hercules and Richard Woodman settled in Boston in 1635
  • Edward Woodman, who arrived in Newbury, Massachusetts in 1635
  • Henry Woodman, aged 22, landed in Virginia in 1635
  • Hercules Woodman, who arrived in America in 1635

Woodman Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century

  • John and Mary Woodman settled in Georgia in 1733

Woodman Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century

  • John Woodman settled in North Side in 1855 and was a fisherman


  • Francesca Woodman (1958-1981), American experimental photographer
  • Trevor Woodman, English rugby union footballer
  • Richard Woodman (b. 1944), English novelist and naval historian
  • Daniel Woodman, naval officer, Portland Maine


  • The Woodmans of Rhode Island: Descendants of John Woodman of Little Compton, Rhode Island by Helen Denny Woodman.

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The Woodman Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Woodman Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

This page was last modified on 22 December 2011 at 05:41.

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