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Woodberry History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms




Early Origins of the Woodberry family


The surname Woodberry was first found in Devon at Woodbury, a parish, and formerly a market-town, in the union of St. Thomas, hundred of East Budleigh. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

The name is derived from the Old English word Wodebif meaning "the Stronghold by or in the Wood [Old English wudu + burh, burg (dat. byrig] " [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Harrison, Henry, Surnames of the United Kingdom: A Concise Etymological Dictionary Baltimore: Geneological Publishing Company, 2013. Print

Alternatively, the name could have originated in Woodborough, a parish, in the union of Basford, S. division of the wapentake of Thurgarton in Nottinghamshire. There is also a hamlet so named in Somerset and a parish named Woodborough in Wiltshire. [3]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)

Nottinghamshire is the place where the family were first recorded for it is here that Ralph de Wudeburc was listed in the Pipe Rolls of 1194. Years later, John de Wodeburgh was listed in the Feet of Fines for Essex in 1324. [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)


Early History of the Woodberry family


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Woodberry Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Woodbery, Woodbury, Woddisbery, Woodisberry, Woodberry, Woddisberry, Woodburry, Woodborough, Woodborgh, Woddisbro, Woodbro, Wodeburg, Wodebury, Woodburgh, Woodbough, Woodberg and many more.

Early Notables of the Woodberry family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Woodberry family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Woodberry Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Hugh Woodberry, who arrived in Maryland in 1669 [5]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)

Woodberry Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • George A. Woodberry, arrived in New York in 1892 aboard the ship "Servia" from Liverpool, England [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J65B-1MS : 6 December 2014), George A. Woodberry, 29 Aug 1892; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Servia, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Woodberry Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Mrs. B. E. Woodberry, aged 30, arrived in New York in 1905 aboard the ship "Philadelphia" from Cherbourg, France [7]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JFWQ-YP2 : 6 December 2014), Mrs. B. E. Woodberry, 19 Aug 1905; citing departure port Cherbourg, France, arrival port New York, ship name Philadelphia, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Frances Woodberry, aged 21, destined for Atlanta, Ga., arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Graf Waldersee" from Brest, France [8]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6W1-R2X : 6 December 2014), Frances Woodberry, 30 Aug 1919; citing departure port Brest, arrival port New York, ship name Graf Waldersee, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Clara Woodberry, aged 58, destined for Beverly, Mass, arrived in New York City, New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Fort Hamilton" from Hamilton, Bermuda [9]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6DH-C47 : 6 December 2014), Clara Woodberry, 26 Apr 1920; citing departure port Hamilton, Bermuda, arrival port New York City, New York, New York, ship name Fort Hamilton, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Robert William Woodberry, aged 30, destined for Mount Vernon, N.Y., arrived in New York in 1921 aboard the ship "Olympic" from Southampton, England [10]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6LL-DJ8 : 6 December 2014), Robert William Woodberry, 16 Mar 1921; citing departure port Southampton, arrival port New York, ship name Olympic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Contemporary Notables of the name Woodberry (post 1700)


  • Billy Woodberry (b. 1984), African-American director, best known for directing Bless Their Little Hearts
  • Terry Woodberry (b. 1963), former English-born, American soccer midfielder, member of the US Futsal National Team in 1992
  • Dr. J Dudley Woodberry (b. 1934), American dean emeritus and senior professor of missions at Fuller Theological Seminary School of World Missions
  • Steve Woodberry (b. 1971), retired American basketball player who played professionally in the Australian National Basketball League
  • Barry D. Woodberry, American ionospheric physicist with the South Pole Station winter party, 1966, eponym of the Woodberry Glacier, Antarctica
  • George Edward Woodberry Litt. D., LL. D. (1855-1930), American literary critic and poet
  • London Woodberry (b. 1991), American soccer player who played for the United States U18 National Team in 2009
  • Dennis Earl Woodberry (b. 1961), American former NFL football cornerback who played from 1984 to 1988
  • Doctor Joan Merle Woodberry AM (d. 2010), Australian author and teacher

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Citations


  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ Harrison, Henry, Surnames of the United Kingdom: A Concise Etymological Dictionary Baltimore: Geneological Publishing Company, 2013. Print
  3. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  4. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  5. ^ 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)
  6. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J65B-1MS : 6 December 2014), George A. Woodberry, 29 Aug 1892; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Servia, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  7. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JFWQ-YP2 : 6 December 2014), Mrs. B. E. Woodberry, 19 Aug 1905; citing departure port Cherbourg, France, arrival port New York, ship name Philadelphia, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  8. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6W1-R2X : 6 December 2014), Frances Woodberry, 30 Aug 1919; citing departure port Brest, arrival port New York, ship name Graf Waldersee, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  9. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6DH-C47 : 6 December 2014), Clara Woodberry, 26 Apr 1920; citing departure port Hamilton, Bermuda, arrival port New York City, New York, New York, ship name Fort Hamilton, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  10. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6LL-DJ8 : 6 December 2014), Robert William Woodberry, 16 Mar 1921; citing departure port Southampton, arrival port New York, ship name Olympic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).


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