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Multiple Origins for the Surname Wooddell


Scottish


The Wooddell surname is derived from the Middle English word "wode," meaning "wood," which suggests that the original bearer of the name lived near a wood, or was perhaps employed as a woodcutter or forester.

Wooddell Early Origins



The surname Wooddell was first found in Leicestershire, England. However, during ascension of William to the English throne, the family were stripped of their land holdings in Leicestershire by the king, and moved north to Dumfriesshire, Scotland. The first of the family in this region are said to descend from a Norman knight by the name of Ernald de Bosco (Bosco is a Latinized form of wood,) who accompanied William the Conqueror. A number of Boscos are thought to have have moved northwards with other Anglo-Norman families in the train of Margaret, King Malcolm Ceanmore's second wife, to escape the ponderous rule of William.

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Wooddell Spelling Variations


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Wooddell Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Vould, Voud, Vode, Would, Wood, Woods, Wode, Woid, Wodes and many more.

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Wooddell Early History


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Wooddell Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wooddell research. Another 387 words (28 lines of text) covering the years 1168, 1214, 1124, 1153, 1295, 1376, 1398, 1515, 1488, 1695, 1678, 1680, 1680, 1688, 1761 and are included under the topic Early Wooddell History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Wooddell Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Wooddell Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable among the family at this time was Sir Andrew Wood (d. 1515) of Largo, Fife, a Scottish Sea Captain, who rose to become Lord High Admiral of Scotland, he held the lands at Kirkton of Largo in Fife, and is said to be the scion of the Chiefly line of...

Another 59 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Wooddell Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Wooddell In Ireland


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Wooddell In Ireland



Some of the Wooddell family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 127 words (9 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Richard Wood, who settled in Virginia in 1635; Patrick Wood, who arrived in Virginia in 1635; William Wood, who settled in New England in 1635; Walter Wood, who arrived in Virginia in 1639.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Wooddell (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Wooddell (post 1700)



  • Charles E. Wooddell, American geologist and scientist, known for his work in quantifying the Scratch hardness in minerals and for his book "Method of Comparing the Hardness of Electric Furnace Products and Natural Abrasives" (1935)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

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    2. 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.
    3. Martine, Roddy, Roderick Martine and Don Pottinger. Scottish Clan and Family Names Their Arms, Origins and Tartans. Edinburgh: Mainstream, 1992. Print.
    4. Fairbairn,. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    5. Urquhart, Blair Edition. Tartans The New Compact Study Guide and Identifier. Secauccus, NJ: Chartwell Books, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0-7858-0050-6).
    6. Scots Kith and Kin And Illustrated Map Revised 2nd Edition. Edinburgh: Clan House/Albyn. Print.
    7. Skene, William Forbes Edition. Chronicles of the Picts, Chronicles of the Scots and Other Early Memorials of Scottish History. Edinburgh: H.M. General Register House, 1867. 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. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    10. Moody David. Scottish Family History. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0806312688).
    11. ...

    The Wooddell Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Wooddell 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 9 January 2017 at 09:16.

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