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The Anglo-Saxon name Woodfin comes from when the family resided in Lincolnshire. Their name however, translates as the dweller by the woodland stream, and indicates that the original bearer lived near such a waterway.

Woodfin Early Origins



The surname Woodfin was first found in Lincolnshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor some say before the Norman Conquest of England by Duke William of Normandy at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Woodfin Spelling Variations


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Woodfin Spelling Variations



Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Woodfin include Woodbine, Woodfine, Woodpine, Wouldbine, Wouldfin and many more.

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Woodfin Early History


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Woodfin Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Woodfin research. Another 139 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 108 and 1086 are included under the topic Early Woodfin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Woodfin Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Woodfin Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Woodfin Notables 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



A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:

Woodfin Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Richard Woodfin, aged 57, who emigrated to the United States from Shrewsbury, in 1904
  • Herbert John Woodfin, aged 28, who emigrated to the United States from Bristol, England, in 1908
  • Hubert John Woodfin, aged 27, who emigrated to the United States from Bristol, England, in 1908
  • John V. Woodfin, aged 63, who landed in America, in 1912
  • Carolina F. Woodfin, aged 57, who landed in America, in 1912
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Woodfin Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • John Woodfin settled in Harbour Grace, Newfoundland in 1836 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0

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Contemporary Notables of the name Woodfin (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Woodfin (post 1700)



  • Zac Woodfin (b. 1983), American football coach and former linebacker

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Woodfin Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0

Other References

  1. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  2. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  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. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  5. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  6. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  7. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  8. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  9. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  10. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  11. ...

The Woodfin Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Woodfin 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 14 August 2016 at 17:36.

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