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The Woodbury family chronicle reaches back into history to the Boernician tribe of ancient Scotland. The Woodbury family lived in any of a number of places of the same name in Ayrshire, Kincardine, and Midlothian. The place-name Woodbury comes from the Old English words, wudu and burna, which mean wood and stream. The place-name referred to a stream which ran through the woods. The original bearer of the surname Woodbury would have lived near such a stream.

Woodbury Early Origins



The surname Woodbury was first found in Northumberland, where they held a family seat from very ancient times, before and after the Norman Conquest of 1066.

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Woodbury Spelling Variations


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Woodbury Spelling Variations



Spelling variations occur frequently in Scottish names that date from the medieval era. They result from a general lack of grammatical rules and the tendency to spell names according to sound. Woodbury has been spelled Woodburn, Woodburne, Woodbine, Woodbourne, Whiteburn and many more.

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Woodbury Early History


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Woodbury Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Woodbury research. Another 139 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1500, 1506, and 1685 are included under the topic Early Woodbury History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Woodbury Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Woodbury Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Woodbury In Ireland


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Woodbury In Ireland



Some of the Woodbury 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.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



In the 20th century, the ancestors of many of those Boernician-Scottish people still populate North Ameri ca. They distributed themselves on either side of the border at the time of the War of Independence. United Empire Loyalists went north to Canada and those who wanted a new nation stayed south. Both groups went on to found great nations. Some of the first North American settlers with Woodbury name or one of its variants:

Woodbury Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Woodbury, who arrived in Salem, Massachusetts in 1624
  • Humphrey Woodbury, who landed in New England in 1628
  • William Woodbury, who arrived in Beverly, Massachusetts in 1630
  • Nicholas Woodbury, who landed in Salem, Massachusetts in 1638
  • Peter Woodbury, who arrived in Beverly, Massachusetts in 1640

Woodbury Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • S Woodbury, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851

Woodbury Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • James Woodbury, aged 18, arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Standard"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Woodbury (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Woodbury (post 1700)



  • Eri Davidson Woodbury (1837-1928), Union Army officer during the American Civil War
  • Daniel Phineas Woodbury (1812-1864), American soldier and an engineer during the American Civil War
  • Egburt E. Woodbury (1862-1920), American lawyer and politician
  • Tory Woodbury (b. 1978), American football quarterback /wide receiver
  • Bruce L. Woodbury (b. 1944), American politician and lawyer in Nevada
  • Gordon Woodbury (1863-1924), United States Assistant Secretary of the Navy
  • Peter Woodbury (1899-1970), American judge of the United States Court of Appeals
  • Urban Andrain Woodbury (1838-1915), American Civil War veteran, an entrepreneur and a U.S. politician
  • Isaac Baker Woodbury (1819-1858), 19th-century American composer and publisher of church music
  • Wendall J. Woodbury (1942-2010), American television journalist and news anchor
  • ... (Another 6 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    2. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    4. Black, George F. The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3).
    5. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    6. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    7. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Scotch Irish Pioneers In Ulster and America. Montana: Kessinger Publishing. Print.
    8. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and David Hicks. The Highland Clans The Dynastic Origins, Cheifs and Background of the Clans. New York: C.N. Potter, 1968. Print.
    10. Prebble, John. The Highland Clearances. London: Secker & Warburg, 1963. Print.
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    The Woodbury Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Woodbury 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.

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