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Early Origins of the Woffenden family


The surname Woffenden was first found in Lancashire at Wolfenden, a district, once a hamlet, in Rossendale. Few early records of the name exist. The Wills of Chester list George Hey, of Wolfenden, forest of Rossendale in 1620 and James Wolfenden, of Rochdale in 1614. [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)
"The Wolfendens or Woolfendens, who are more numerous in the West Riding [of Yorkshire], derive their name from a Lancashire township. The Wolfendens were established in Rochdale in the 16th century." [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Guppy, Henry Brougham, Homes of Family Names in Great Britain. 1890. Print.

Early History of the Woffenden family


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Woffenden Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Wolfenden, Woolfenden, Woffenden, Woffendon, Woffinden, Woffindon, Wooffinden, Wolfeden and many more.

Early Notables of the Woffenden family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Woffenden family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Woffenden Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Joseph Woffenden, aged 22, who emigrated to the United States from Rotterdam, in 1905
  • Albert Woffenden, aged 38, who emigrated to the United States, in 1918
  • Albert Woffenden, aged 38, who settled in America, in 1918
  • Thomas Gentley Woffenden, aged 17, who landed in America, in 1919

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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. ^ Guppy, Henry Brougham, Homes of Family Names in Great Britain. 1890. Print.


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