Woldran History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Early Origins of the Woldran family
The surname Woldran was first found in Sussex at Waldron, a parish, in the union of Uckfield, hundred of Shiplake, rape of Pevensey. 
The place name dates back to the Domesday Book of 1086 where Iohannes filius Waleranni, Galerami was first listed. Richard Walram was listed in the Feet of Fines for Essex in 1262 and Robert Waldrond was listed in the Subsidy Rolls of Worcestershire in 1275. The Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 lists Matilda Walrond in Warwickshire  and Walarinus de Cartone. 
Early History of the Woldran family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Woldran research. Another 96 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1412, 1422, 1640, 1615, 1689, 1683, 1650, 1730, 1690 and 1730 are included under the topic Early Woldran History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Woldran Spelling Variations
Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Woldran include Waldron, Walrond, Walrand, Waldren, Waldrond and others.
Early Notables of the Woldran family (pre 1700)
Distinguished members of the family include Sir John Walrond of Wiltshire; Major Richard Waldron (Waldern, Walderne) (1615-1689), English settler and magistrate to colonial Dover, New Hampshire from Alcester, Warwickshire rising to become Chief Justice for New Hampshire in 1683, later killed viciously in the Cocheco...
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Migration of the Woldran family to Ireland
Some of the Woldran family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Woldran family
Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Woldran were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records: Alexander Waldron, who came to New Hampshire in 1630; Isaac, William and Richard Waldron, who settled in Rhode Island in 1630; Edward Waldron, who arrived in Boston in 1630.
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- ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
- ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
- ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)