Woffington History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Woffington family

The surname Woffington was first found in Essex where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th century when the held lands.

Early History of the Woffington family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Woffington research. Another 70 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1455 and 1487 are included under the topic Early Woffington History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Woffington Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Wokingdon, Wokingden, Wokendon, Wokindon and many more.

Early Notables of the Woffington family (pre 1700)

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United States Woffington migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Woffington Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • William Woffington, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1864 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Woffington (post 1700) +

  • W. W. Woffington, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1912
  • Margaret "Peg" Woffington (1720-1760), Irish actress, born in Dublin, the daughter of John Woffington, a journeyman bricklayer [2]


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ Wikisource contributors. "Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900." Wikisource . Wikisource , 4 Jun. 2018. Web. 13 Feb. 2019


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