Origins Available: English, Scottish
Norman Conquest of England of 1066 brought the Voud family name to the British Isles. They lived in Leicestershire. Further research showed the name was derived from the Old English word wode, meaning wood, and indicates that the original bearer lived near a wood.
Early Origins of the Voud family
Norman invasion of 1066. After losing these lands, the main branch of the family moved north to Dumfriesshire, Scotland where they held a family seat from about 1150.
Early History of the Voud family
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Voud Spelling Variations
spelling variations characterize Norman surnames. Many variations occurred because Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England also had a pronounced effect, as did the court languages of Latin and French. Therefore, one person was often referred to by several different spellings in a single lifetime. The various spellings include Wood, Woods, Wode, Would, Woid, Voud, Vould and others.
Early Notables of the Voud family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Voud family to Ireland
Some of the Voud family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Voud family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families left England, to avoid the chaos of their homeland and migrated to the many British colonies abroad. Although the conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and some travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute, once in the colonies, many of the families prospered and made valuable contributions to the cultures of what would become the United States and Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America has revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Voud or a variant listed above: Thomas Wood and his family who had settled in Virginia before the ".
The Voud Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Tutus in undis
Motto Translation: Safe on the waves.
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