Anglo-Saxon names to come from Britain, Woodero is one of the most ancient. The name is a result of the original family having lived in Yorkshire. Their name, however, derives from the woodrofe plant, a white flower whose leaves bear a sweet scent. The name indicates that the original bearer lived in an area in which the woodrofe was common.
Early Origins of the Woodero family
Yorkshire where they held a family seat at Bolton on Deane, before and after the Norman Conquest in 1066.
Early History of the Woodero family
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Woodero Spelling Variations
hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Woodero has been spelled many different ways, including Woodrow, Woderove, Woodrof, Woodrofe, Wodrow, Woodroffe, Woodruff, Woodrufe and many more.
Early Notables of the Woodero family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Woodero family to Ireland
Some of the Woodero family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Woodero family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Wooderos to arrive in North America: John Woodruff, who arrived in Lynn, MA in 1640; Matthew Woodruff, who arrived in Hartford, CT in 1640;Robert and Richard Woodruffe settled in Virginia in 1643.
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