The roots of the Woodbine family are in the Boernician
tribe of ancient Scotland
. The Woodbine family lived in any of a number of places of the same name in Ayrshire
, Kincardine, and Midlothian
. The place-name Woodbine comes from the Old English words, wudu
which mean wood
The place-name referred to a stream which ran through the woods.
The original bearer of the surname Woodbine would have lived near such a stream.
Early Origins of the Woodbine family
The surname Woodbine was first found in Northumberland
, where they held a family seat
from very ancient times, before and after the Norman Conquest
Early History of the Woodbine family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Woodbine research.Another 139 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1500, 1506, and 1685 are included under the topic Early Woodbine History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Woodbine Spelling Variations
names that evolved in the largely preliterate Middle Ages are often marked by considerable spelling variations
. Woodbine has been spelled Woodburn, Woodburne, Woodbine, Woodbourne, Whiteburn and many more.
Early Notables of the Woodbine family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Woodbine family to Ireland
Some of the Woodbine family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 223 words (16 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Woodbine family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the Boernician-Scottish Clan
families who came to North America were Loyalists who went north to Canada after the American War of Independence
. Families on both sides of the border went on to found two of the world's great nations. This century, families with Scottish roots have rediscovered their heritage through highland games and clan societies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families reveals a number of immigrants bearing the name Woodbine or a variant listed above: Mary Woodburne, who came to in Virginia in 1685 with her husband; as well as James W. Robert and William Woodburn, who both arrived in Philadelphia between 1864-1878..