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Wodehouse Early Origins



The surname Wodehouse was first found in Leicestershire at Woodhouse a civil parish and a chapelry, in the parish and union of Barrow-upon-Soar, hundred of West Goscote. However there are over other places named Woodhouse in Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, West Yorkshire and in Leeds. These later places are smaller than the Leicestershire parish. One of the reasons for the many listings is the origin of the place name: from the Old English words wudu + hus, which literally means "house(s) in or near a wood." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
"This family is very ancient, for they were gentlemen of good ranke in the time of King John, as it appeareth by many antient grants and evidences of theirs which I have seen," wrote Peacham in his "Compleate Gentleman," in 1614.

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Wodehouse Spelling Variations


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Wodehouse Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Woodhouse, Wodehouse, Wouldhouse and others.

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Wodehouse Early History


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Wodehouse Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wodehouse research. Another 155 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1193, 1833, 1623, 1585, 1658, 1640, 1653, 1624, 1608, 1681, 1654 and 1660 are included under the topic Early Wodehouse History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Wodehouse Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Wodehouse Early Notables (pre 1700)



Distinguished members of the family include John Woodhouse, Dean of Lichfield; Sir Philip Wodehouse, 1st Baronet (died 1623), an English Baronet, soldier and Member of Parliament; Sir Thomas Wodehouse, 2nd Baronet (c.1585-1658), an English...

Another 34 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Wodehouse Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Wodehouse In Ireland


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Wodehouse In Ireland



Some of the Wodehouse family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 127 words (9 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Wodehouse Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • P. Wodehouse settled in Nantucket, Massachusetts in 1825

Wodehouse Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Ann Wodehouse, aged 20, a servant, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Stately" in 1851

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Contemporary Notables of the name Wodehouse (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Wodehouse (post 1700)



  • Norman Wodehouse (1887-1941), Royal Navy Vice-Admiral
  • Richard Wodehouse (1892-1940), English cricketer
  • Sir Pelham Grenville "PG" Wodehouse (1881-1975), English comic novelist
  • Sir Edwin Frederick Wodehouse (1850-1934), senior British police officer
  • Edmond Robert Wodehouse (1835-1914), British Unionist politician
  • Sir Philip Edmond Wodehouse (1811-1887), British colonial administrator
  • Sir John Wodehouse (1669-1754), 4th Baronet a British Member of Parliament

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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: In hoc signo
Motto Translation: In this token.


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



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

Other References

  1. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  2. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  3. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  4. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  5. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  6. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  7. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  8. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  9. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  10. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
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The Wodehouse Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Wodehouse 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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