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Wolfenden History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



Early Origins of the Wolfenden family


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.

Early History of the Wolfenden family


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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.

Early Notables of the Wolfenden family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Wolfenden family to the New World and Oceana


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.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Wolfenden (post 1700)


  • Stuart Norris Wolfenden (1889-1938), American linguist who worked at the University of California, Berkeley
  • James Paine Wolfenden (1889-1949), American politician, Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania
  • Stuart Wolfenden (b. 1970), English actor from Rochdale, Lancashire, known for Dead Man's Shoes (2004) and In the Name of the Father (1993)
  • Matthew Wolfenden (b. 1980), English four-time British Soap Award nominated actor, best known for his role as David Metcalfe in the British soap opera Emmerdale
  • Richard Norris Wolfenden (1854-1926), English physician and oceanographer, co-founder of the Challenger Society for Marine Science in 1903
  • 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
  • Hugh Herbert Wolfenden (1892-1968), Canadian actuary and statistician
  • John Frederick Wolfenden CBE (1906-1985), Baron Wolfenden, a British educationalist from Swindon, Wiltshire, best known for chairing the Wolfenden Committee
  • ... (Another 4 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Historic Events for the Wolfenden family



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 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Lusitania Passenger List - The Lusitania Resource. (Retrieved 2014, March 6) . Retrieved from http://www.rmslusitania.info/lusitania-passenger-list/
  • 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 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Lusitania Passenger List - The Lusitania Resource. (Retrieved 2014, March 6) . Retrieved from http://www.rmslusitania.info/lusitania-passenger-list/

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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.
  3. ^ Lusitania Passenger List - The Lusitania Resource. (Retrieved 2014, March 6) . Retrieved from http://www.rmslusitania.info/lusitania-passenger-list/

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