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The name Widdowson was originally a baptismal name as in "the son of Wydo" which is English for Guido or Guy [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
or it was an Old English name derived from "widuwe, widewe (widow)" [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)


Widdowson Early Origins



The surname Widdowson was first found in Norfolk where William filius Wydo was listed there in the Hundredorum Rolls of 1279. The same roll lists Reginald filius Wydonis in Hunts county. Other early variants of the name include Thomas Wydowe who was listed during the reign of Richard II (1367-1400) and much later Annabella Wydow was listed in the Yorkshire Poll Tax Rolls of 1379. This latter listing is quite unique as at this time female entries were very rare. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)

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Widdowson Spelling Variations


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Widdowson Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Widdow, Wyddow, Wyddowson, Widdowson, Widdas, Widders, Widdis, Widwise, Widdars, Widow, Widows, Widdos, Widdoes and many more.

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Widdowson Early History


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Widdowson Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Widdowson research. Another 223 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1279, 1297, 1576, 1619, 1732, 1898 and 1990 are included under the topic Early Widdowson History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Widdowson Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Widdowson Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Widdowson Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Julia Widdows, aged 24, who arrived at Ellis Island in 1894; Arthur Charles Widdows, aged 55, who arrived at Ellis Island in 1909; and Susan Widdows, aged 27, who arrived at Ellis Island from Oxford in 1894..

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Contemporary Notables of the name Widdowson (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Widdowson (post 1700)



  • Ralph David Widdowson (1903-1969), American Associate Professor at Pennsylvania State University
  • A.M Widdowson, English founder of Widdowson Group in 1902, a logistics company
  • Samuel Weller Widdowson (1851-1927), English footballer and cricketer and played once for the England national football team
  • Joseph "Joe" Widdowson (b. 1989), English footballer from Forest Gate, England
  • Albert Widdowson (1864-1938), English cricketer who played for Derbyshire in 1894
  • Air Commodore Martin Keith Widdowson (b. 1946), British Royal Air Force pilot, senior Royal Air Force officer, the 24th and last Commandant Royal Observer Corps
  • Henry Widdowson (b. 1935), British linguist
  • Elsie Widdowson CH CBE FRS (1908-2000), British dietitian, co-responsible for overseeing the government-mandated addition of vitamins to food and war-time rationing in Britain during World War II

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  2. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)

Other References

  1. 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).
  2. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  3. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  4. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  5. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  6. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  7. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  8. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  9. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
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The Widdowson Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Widdowson 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.

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