as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1243 when Alan de Wodebrig held estates in that shire.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Woodbrigg research.Another 157 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1275, 1455, 1487, 1582, 1637, 1622, 1684, 1639, 1642, 1582 and 1637 are included under the topic Early Woodbrigg History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Distinguished members of the family include John Woodbridge (1582-1637), Rector of Stanton Fitzwarren, Wiltshire; and his son, Benjamin Woodbridge (1622-1684), an English clergyman and controversialist who emigrated to... Another 28 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Woodbrigg Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: settlers who were recorded from the mid 17th century in the great migration from Europe. Migrants settled in the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands..