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Willoughby is one of the many new names that came to England following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Willoughby family lived in Lincolnshire at Willoughby.

Willoughby Early Origins



The surname Willoughby was first found in Lincolnshire where Sir William de Willoughby was Lord of Willoughby, a Norman knight who was granted the estates by William the Conqueror. Baron Willoughby de Eresby was a title created by writ in 1313 for Robert de Willoughby.

"Thorganby Hall [in Thorganby], formerly the seat of the Willoughbys, is an ancient and handsome stone mansion, situated in well-wooded grounds commanding fine prospects." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Matson in Gloucestershire played an important place in England's history. "This place, during the siege of Gloucester, became the head-quarters of Charles I.; and the ancient manorhouse, erected by Sir Ambrose Willoughby, Knt., in the reign of Elizabeth, was on that occasion occupied by the king's sons, Charles and James." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.


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Willoughby Spelling Variations


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Willoughby Spelling Variations



Anglo-Norman names tend to be marked by an enormous number of spelling variations. This is largely due to the fact that Old and Middle English lacked any spelling rules when Norman French was introduced in the 11th century. The languages of the English courts at that time were French and Latin. These various languages mixed quite freely in the evolving social milieu. The final element of this mix is that medieval scribes spelled words according to their sounds rather than any definite rules, so a name was often spelled in as many different ways as the number of documents it appeared in. The name was spelled Willoughby, Willowby and others.

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Willoughby Early History


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Willoughby Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Willoughby research. Another 298 words (21 lines of text) covering the years 1492, 1471, 1528, 1554, 1370, 1409, 1399, 1400, 1401, 1402, 1404, 1406, 1452, 1502, 1497, 1554, 1515, 1570, 1537, 1603, 1584, 1617, 1452, 1502, 1472, 1521, 1640, 1669, 1664, 1666, 1667, 1670, 1638, 1674, 1635, 1672, 1670 and 1735 are included under the topic Early Willoughby History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Willoughby Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Willoughby Early Notables (pre 1700)



Outstanding amongst the family at this time was William Willoughby, 5th Baron Willoughby de Eresby (c.1370-1409), an English Baron, joined Bolingbroke, the future King Henry IV, soon after his landing at Ravenspur, he was present at the abdication of Richard II in the Tower in 1399, and was one of the...

Another 219 words (16 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Willoughby Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Willoughby In Ireland


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Willoughby In Ireland



Some of the Willoughby family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 75 words (5 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



Because of the political and religious discontent in England, families began to migrate abroad in enormous numbers. Faced with persecution and starvation at home, the open frontiers and generally less oppressive social environment of the New World seemed tantalizing indeed to many English people. The trip was difficult, and not all made it unscathed, but many of those who did get to Canada and the United States made important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers with Willoughby name or one of its variants:

Willoughby Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Thomas Willoughby, who arrived in Norfolk, Virginia aboard the Prosperous in 1610
  • Francis Willoughby arrived in Charlestown Massachusetts in 1631
  • Peter Willoughby, who arrived in Virginia in 1635
  • Francis Willoughby, who landed in Charlestown, Massachusetts in 1639
  • John Willoughby, who arrived in Virginia in 1653
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Willoughby Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • James Willoughby arrived in Georgia in 1733 with his wife and two sons and two daughters

Willoughby Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Samuel A Willoughby, who arrived in New York in 1824

Willoughby Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mary Willoughby, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1750
  • Thomas Henry Willoughby, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1750
  • Edward Chapman Willoughby, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1793

Willoughby Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Henry Willoughby arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Henry Porcher" in 1838
  • Eliza Grace Willoughby arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Henry Porcher" in 1838
  • Eliza Willoughby arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Henry Porcher" in 1838
  • John Willoughby arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Henry Porcher" in 1838
  • Margaret Willoughby arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Henry Porcher" in 1838
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Willoughby Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Mary A. Willoughby, aged 23, arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Accrington" in 1863
  • Henry Willoughby, aged 48, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Berar" in 1873
  • Jane Willoughby, aged 42, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Berar" in 1873
  • Susan Willoughby, aged 10, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Berar" in 1873
  • Henry Willoughby, aged 9, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Berar" in 1873
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Willoughby (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Willoughby (post 1700)



  • Kim Marie Willoughby (b. 1980), American Olympic volleyball player
  • William Wesley "Bill" Willoughby (b. 1957), American retired professional NBA basketball player
  • William F. Willoughby (1867-1960), American academic
  • Westel W. Willoughby (1867-1945), American political theorist, twin brother of William F. Willoughby
  • Lillian Willoughby (1916-2009), American founder of Take Back the Night
  • Major General Charles A. Willoughby (1892-1972), American military officer who served as General Douglas MacArthur's Chief of Intelligence
  • Holly Willoughby (b. 1981), English television presenter, BAFTA winner (2006)
  • Charl Willoughby (b. 1974), South African cricketer

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Suggested Readings for the name Willoughby


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Suggested Readings for the name Willoughby



  • The Willoughbys of Connecticut by Miranda Goodrie Willoughby.
  • The Willoughby Family of New England by Isaac J. Greenwood.

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Motto


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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: Verite sans peur
Motto Translation: Truth without fear.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  3. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  4. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  5. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  6. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  7. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  8. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  9. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  10. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  11. ...

The Willoughby Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Willoughby 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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