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The Boernician-Scottish Woodby family lived in any of a number of places of the same name in Ayrshire, Kincardine, and Midlothian. The place-name Woodby 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 Woodby would have lived near such a stream.

Woodby Early Origins



The surname Woodby 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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Woodby Spelling Variations


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Woodby Spelling Variations



Spelling rules had not yet evolved in medieval Scotland, some names dating from that era often appear many different ways. Some spelling variations of Woodby include Woodburn, Woodburne, Woodbine, Woodbourne, Whiteburn and many more.

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Woodby Early History


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Woodby Early History



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

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Woodby Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Woodby Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Woodby In Ireland


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Woodby In Ireland



Some of the Woodby 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



The Boernician-Scottish people who came to North America were often nearly penniless when they arrived, and brought very few personal effects with them. Much Scottish heritage was lost in the process, and it is only this century that highland games, Clan societies, and other patriotic Scottish organizations have helped the ancestors of Scots to rediscover their national legacy. Woodbys were some of the first of the immigrants to arrive in North America:

Woodby Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Robert Woodby, who landed in Virginia in 1656
  • William Woodby, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1683

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Scarlett, James D. Tartan The Highland Textile. London: Shepheard-Walwyn, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0-85683-120-4).
    2. Urquhart, Blair Edition. Tartans The New Compact Study Guide and Identifier. Secauccus, NJ: Chartwell Books, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0-7858-0050-6).
    3. 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.
    4. Donaldson, Gordon and Robert S. Morpeth. Who's Who In Scotish History. Wales: Welsh Academic Press, 1996. Print. (ISBN 186057-0054).
    5. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    6. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    7. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    8. 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).
    9. Dorward, David. Scottish Surnames. Glasgow: Harper Collins, 1995. Print.
    10. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
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    The Woodby Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Woodby 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 30 August 2015 at 16:27.

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