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The name Wodrowe is of Anglo-Saxon origin and came from when a family lived in Yorkshire. Their name, however, derives from the woodrofe plant, a white flower whose leaves bear a sweet scent. The name indicates that the original bearer lived in an area in which the woodrofe was common.

Early Origins of the Wodrowe family


The surname Wodrowe was first found in Yorkshire where they held a family seat at Bolton on Deane, before and after the Norman Conquest in 1066.

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Early History of the Wodrowe family

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Early History of the Wodrowe family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wodrowe research.
Another 195 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1554, 1574, 1551, 1768, 1679 and 1734 are included under the topic Early Wodrowe History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Wodrowe Spelling Variations

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Wodrowe Spelling Variations


Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Wodrowe family name include Woodrow, Woderove, Woodrof, Woodrofe, Wodrow, Woodroffe, Woodruff, Woodrufe and many more.

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Early Notables of the Wodrowe family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Wodrowe family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Wodrowe family to Ireland

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Migration of the Wodrowe family to Ireland


Some of the Wodrowe family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Wodrowe family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Wodrowe family to the New World and Oceana


For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Wodrowe surname or a spelling variation of the name include : John Woodruff, who arrived in Lynn, MA in 1640; Matthew Woodruff, who arrived in Hartford, CT in 1640;Robert and Richard Woodruffe settled in Virginia in 1643.

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