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

Spelling variations of this family name include: Woodham, Wodam, Wodham and others.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wooden research. Another 107 words (8 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Wooden History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Wooden Settlers in United States in the 17th Century


  • Mary Wooden, who arrived in Maryland in 1663

Wooden Settlers in United States in the 19th Century


  • Peter Wooden, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850
  • Miss Wooden, aged 23, who settled in America, in 1893
  • Robert J. Wooden, aged 27, who emigrated to the United States, in 1895

Wooden Settlers in United States in the 20th Century


  • S. Wooden, who landed in America, in 1904
  • H.S. Wooden, aged 22, who landed in America, in 1905
  • Stewart L. Wooden, aged 32, who emigrated to America, in 1917
  • Warren Wooden, aged 35, who landed in America, in 1923
  • Ben Wooden, aged 20, who settled in America, in 1923


Wooden Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century


  • John Wooden, who landed in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1749-1752

Wooden Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century


  • Thomas Wooden, who arrived in Canada in 1830

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  • Shawn Wooden (b. 1973), American former NFL football safety who played from 1996 to 2004
  • John Robert Wooden (1910-2010), American NCAA basketball coach and recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, nicknamed the "Wizard of Westwood," inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame (1961) and the College Basketball Hall of Fame (2006)
  • Josh Wooden (b. 1978), Australian rules footballer who played from 1997 to 2007
  • Charles Wooden (1827-1875), German recipient of the Victoria Cross


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  2. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
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  5. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  6. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  7. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  8. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  9. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  10. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
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The Wooden Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Wooden 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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