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Wolfenden Early Origins



The surname Wolfenden 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.

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Wolfenden Spelling Variations


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Wolfenden Spelling Variations



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

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Wolfenden Early History


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Wolfenden Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wolfenden research. Another 117 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1795, 1620 and 1792 are included under the topic Early Wolfenden History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Wolfenden Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Wolfenden Early Notables (pre 1700)



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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Wolfenden Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Charles Hubert Wolfenden, aged 46, who emigrated to the United States from London, England, in 1907
  • Chas. H. Wolfenden, aged 45, who emigrated to the United States from London, England, in 1907
  • Hugh Herbert Wolfenden, aged 15, who landed in America from London, England, in 1907
  • Mabel Wolfenden, aged 22, who landed in America from London, England, in 1909
  • John William Wolfenden, aged 10, who landed in America from Oldham, England, in 1910
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Wolfenden (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Wolfenden (post 1700)



  • James Paine Wolfenden (1889-1949), American politician, Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania
  • Richard Norris Wolfenden (1854-1926), English physician and oceanographer, co-founder of the Challenger Society for Marine Science in 1903
  • Matthew Wolfenden (b. 1980), English actor, best known for his role as David Metcalfe in the British soap opera Emmerdale
  • Matthew "Matty" Wolfenden (b. 1987), English footballer
  • Jeremy Wolfenden (1934-1965), English foreign correspondent and spy during the Cold War, son of John Wolfenden
  • Richard Vance Wolfenden (b. 1935), English-born, Alumni Distinguished Professor of chemistry, biochemistry and biophysics at the University of North Carolina
  • John Frederick Wolfenden CBE (1906-1985), Baron Wolfenden, a British educationalist, best knwown for chairing the Wolfenden Committee
  • Christopher Wolfenden (b. 1977), Canadian volleyball player at the 2002 FIVB Volleyball Men's World Championship
  • Chantel Louise Wolfenden OAM (b. 1986), Australian two-time gold, silver and six-time bronze medalist Paralympic swimmer
  • Peter "PT" Wolfenden, New Zealand a jockey of Standardbred racehorses, six-time Auckland Cup winner
  • ... (Another 1 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Wolfenden Historic Events


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Wolfenden Historic Events




RMS Lusitania

  • Mrs. Dora Wolfenden, American 2nd Class passenger from Central Falls, Rhode Island, USA, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and survived the sinking by escaping in life boat 15
  • Mr. John Charles Wolfenden, American 2nd Class passenger from Central Falls, Rhode Island, USA, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking

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Citations


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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.

Other References

  1. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  2. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  3. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  4. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  5. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  6. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  7. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  8. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  9. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  10. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
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The Wolfenden Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Wolfenden Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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