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Where did the English Woodfield family come from? What is the English Woodfield family crest and coat of arms? When did the Woodfield family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Woodfield family history?

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Woodfield, Wudfield, Woodfielde, Wouldfield, Woodfylde and many more.

First found in Warwickshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 14th century when Margeret de Wodefield held the estates in 1316.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Woodfield research. Another 277 words(20 lines of text) covering the years 1365, 1455, and 1487 are included under the topic Early Woodfield History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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More information is included under the topic Early Woodfield Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Woodfield Settlers in United States in the 17th Century


  • Tho Woodfield, who landed in Virginia in 1652
  • William Woodfield, who arrived in America in 1654-1679

Woodfield Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century


  • Abraham Woodfield, English convict from Warwick, who was transported aboard the "Agincourt" on July 6, 1844, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia

Woodfield Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century


  • J. Woodfield arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Wild Duck" in 1865

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  • Randall "Randy" Woodfield, the infamous American serial killer


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  1. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  2. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  3. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  4. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  5. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  6. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  7. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  8. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  9. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  10. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
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The Woodfield Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Woodfield 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 24 November 2014 at 11:17.

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