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Woodfine History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



In ancient Anglo-Saxon England, the ancestors of the Woodfine surname lived in Lincolnshire. Their name however, translates as the dweller by the woodland stream, and indicates that the original bearer lived near such a waterway.

Early Origins of the Woodfine family


The surname Woodfine 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.

Early History of the Woodfine family


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Woodfine Spelling Variations


It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Woodfine are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Woodfine include: Woodbine, Woodfine, Woodpine, Wouldbine, Wouldfin and many more.

Early Notables of the Woodfine family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Woodfine family to the New World and Oceana


Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Woodfine or a variant listed above:

Woodfine Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • William Woodfine, with his wife Elizabeth and son William, who settled in Barbados in 1679

Woodfine Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Richard Woodfine was a planter in Long Beach, in 1817
  • John Woodfine, who settled in Torbay in 1820

Woodfine Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Richard Woodfine, who settled in St. John's, Newfoundland in 1783 [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

Woodfine Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Richard Woodfine, who settled in Devil's Cove, Newfoundland in 1821 [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

Contemporary Notables of the name Woodfine (post 1700)


  • Lanie Woodfine, Canadian curler at the 2011 Canadian Wheelchair Curling Championship representing Newfoundland and Labrador
  • William J. Woodfine, Canadian New Democrat candidate for Cape Breton Highlands-Canso, Nova Scotia in the 1979 federal election

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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

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