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The ancient and distinguished surname Wollfolk was first found in England. It is most commonly thought to be of Old English origin, deriving from the words "wull," meaning "wool," and "folc," meaning "people." Thus, it is likely that the first bearer of the surname was one who dealt in wool. Alternatively, it may be derived from "Woll," the name of many places in Dorset, Somerset, West Sussex, and West Surrey; in this instance, the name is derived from the Middle English word "woll," meaning "spring, stream," and the surname would have been first used to denote "folk living by the stream." Finally, the name may be traced to the parish of Woolford in Warwickshire.

Wollfolk Early Origins



The surname Wollfolk was first found in the counties of Sussex and Surrey, in the form "Wolle." The earliest recorded bearer of the name was John de Wolle, who was listed in the Subsidy Rolls of Sussex in 1296. Henry atte Wolle was also recorded in Sussex in the year 1327. It is possible that the name appeared before these written records were compiled, and that other, even older branches of the family existed in England prior to the Norman conquest.

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Wollfolk Spelling Variations


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Wollfolk Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Woolfolk, Wullfolk, Wolle, Wulle, Wollfolk and others.

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Wollfolk Early History


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Wollfolk Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wollfolk research. Another 167 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1660, 1678 and 1697 are included under the topic Early Wollfolk History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Wollfolk Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Wollfolk Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 22 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Wollfolk Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Wollfolk In Ireland


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Wollfolk In Ireland



Some of the Wollfolk family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 115 words (8 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Richard Woolfolk, who emigrated from Wales to Gloucester County, Virginia in 1678; and Parham Woolfolk, who settled in Kentucky during the mid-19th century..

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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: Sine Macula
Motto Translation: Without stain.


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    2. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    3. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    4. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    5. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    6. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    7. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    8. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    9. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    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 Wollfolk Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Wollfolk 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 7 February 2014 at 10:37.

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