Early Origins of the Woffinden family
The surname Woffinden 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. 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." CITATION[CLOSE]
Guppy, Henry Brougham, Homes of Family Names in Great Britain. 1890. Print.
Early History of the Woffinden family
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Woffinden Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Wolfenden, Woolfenden, Woffenden, Woffendon, Woffinden, Woffindon, Wooffinden, Wolfeden and many more.
Early Notables of the Woffinden family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Woffinden family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Woffinden Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Lillian Woffinden, aged 30, who landed in America in 1911
- Samuel Woffinden, aged 37, who settled in America in 1911
Contemporary Notables of the name Woffinden (post 1700)
- Tai Woffinden (b. 1990), English speedway rider
- Bob Woffinden (b. 1948), British investigative journalist