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Wolford is a name of ancient Anglo-Saxon origin and comes from a family once having lived in one of the settlements called Walford in Dorset, Herefordshire, or Shropshire, or in Walford Hall in Warwickshire. The surname Wolford belongs to the large category of Anglo-Saxon habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.

Wolford Early Origins



The surname Wolford was first found in Herefordshire where they held a family seat from ancient times, from about the time of the Norman Conquest in 1066.

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Wolford Spelling Variations


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Wolford Spelling Variations



The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Wolford has been recorded under many different variations, including Walford, Wallford and others.

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Wolford Early History


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Wolford Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wolford research. Another 308 words (22 lines of text) covering the year 1833 is included under the topic Early Wolford History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Wolford Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Wolford Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Wolford Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Wolford or a variant listed above:

Wolford Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Jeremy Wolford, who arrived in New Hampshire in 1630 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)

Wolford Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Anthony Wolford, who arrived in Baltimore, Maryland in 1836 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • George Wolford, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Wolford (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Wolford (post 1700)



  • Captain Gerald Wolford (b. 1976), Received both the Silver star and the Purple heart during Operation Iraqi Freedom [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Gerald Wolford. (Retrieved 2017, March 28) Gerald Wolford. Retrieved from https://www.army.mil/article/1660/Staff_Sgt__s_valor_earns_him_Silver_Star
  • Eric Wolford, American college football head coach at Youngstown State University (2010-)
  • Frank Lane Wolford (1817-1895), American politician, U.S. Representative from Kentucky (1883-1887)
  • Byron "Cowboy" Wolford (1930-2003), American rodeo cowboy and professional poker player, recipient of the World Series of Poker bracelet in 1991
  • William Charles Wolford (b. 1964), former American NFL football offensive lineman who played from 1986 through 1998

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Wolford Historic Events


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Wolford Historic Events




Arrow Air Flight 1285

  • Mr. Robert Neil Wolford (b. 1951), American Sergeant from Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA who died in the crash of Arrow Air Flight 1285 on December 12, 1985 in Gander, Newfoundland, Canada [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    American War Memorials - Flight 1285. (Retrieved 2016, August 24) . Retrieved from http://www.uswarmemorials.org/html/monument_details.php?SiteID=317&MemID=550

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Nosce teipsum
Motto Translation: Know thyself.


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Citations


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Citations



  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. ^ Gerald Wolford. (Retrieved 2017, March 28) Gerald Wolford. Retrieved from https://www.army.mil/article/1660/Staff_Sgt__s_valor_earns_him_Silver_Star
  3. ^ American War Memorials - Flight 1285. (Retrieved 2016, August 24) . Retrieved from http://www.uswarmemorials.org/html/monument_details.php?SiteID=317&MemID=550

Other References

  1. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  2. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  3. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  4. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  5. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  6. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  7. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  8. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  9. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  10. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
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The Wolford Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Wolford 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.

This page was last modified on 28 March 2017 at 12:50.

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