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The name Woodford reached England in the great wave of migration following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Woodford family lived in Leicestershire, at Woodford which was in turn derived from the words wood and ford, and refers to a residence near both a ford and a wood.

Woodford Early Origins



The surname Woodford was first found in Leicestershire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, after the Norman Conquest in 1066, and arrived in England with William the Conqueror.

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Woodford Spelling Variations


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Woodford Spelling Variations



Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, Norman French and other languages became incorporated into English throughout the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Woodford include Woodford, Woodforde, Woodfort, Wudeford, Wudefort, Woodforte, Wuidford, Wuidfort, Wodefort, Wodeford, Woodfurt, Woodfurte, Woodferte, Woodferd, Wyfordby, Wydford, Wyford, Wyfort and many more.

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Woodford Early History


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Woodford Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Woodford research. Another 244 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1226, 1285, and 1333 are included under the topic Early Woodford History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Woodford Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Woodford Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Woodford Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Woodford In Ireland


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Woodford In Ireland



Some of the Woodford family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 94 words (7 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



In England at this time, the uncertainty of the political and religious environment of the time caused many families to board ships for distant British colonies in the hopes of finding land and opportunity, and escaping persecution. The voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, though, and many arrived in North America sick, starved, and destitute. Those who did make it, however, were greeted with greater opportunities and freedoms that they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Early immigration records have shown some of the first Woodfords to arrive on North American shores:

Woodford Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Thomas Woodford arrived in Plymouth, Massachusetts from Lincolnshire in 1631
  • Thomas Woodford arrived in Massachusetts in 1632
  • Thomas Woodford, who arrived in New England in 1635
  • Jon Woodford, who arrived in Virginia in 1638
  • Richard Woodford and Roger arrived in Virginia in 1651
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Woodford Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Robert Woodford, who arrived in Virginia in 1713
  • Henry Woodford, who landed in Virginia in 1719
  • Thomas Woodford arrived in Maryland in 1775
  • Geo Woodford, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1775

Woodford Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William Woodford, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1834

Woodford Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Thomas William Woodford, aged 24, originally from Nottingham, England, arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Baltic" from Liverpool, England [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6QF-K4X : 6 December 2014), Thomas William Woodford, 08 Feb 1919; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Baltic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Charles F. Woodford, aged 15, arrived in New York City, New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Tartar Prince" from Cardiff [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6QY-8ZP : 6 December 2014), Charles F. Woodford, 25 Mar 1919; citing departure port Cardiff, arrival port New York City, New York, New York, ship name Tartar Prince, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • James Woodford, aged 21, arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Aquitania" from Liverpool, England [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J67W-FTP : 6 December 2014), James Woodford, 24 Apr 1919; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Aquitania, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Wilford Charles Woodford, aged 21, originally from Bristol, England, arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Mauretania" from Southampton, England [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6WJ-X4C : 6 December 2014), Wilford Charles Woodford, 27 Oct 1919; citing departure port Southampton, arrival port New York, ship name Mauretania, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Woodford Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Benjamin Woodford, aged 32, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Hydaspes"
  • Benjamin Woodford, aged 32, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Hydaspes" in 1851

Woodford Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • W. Woodford arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ballarat" in 1864

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Contemporary Notables of the name Woodford (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Woodford (post 1700)



  • Larry Woodford, American politician, former Democratic member of the Ohio House of Representatives
  • Michael Dean Woodford Jr. (b. 1981), American professional ice hockey forward from Westford, Massachusetts
  • Jack Woodford (1894-1971), American pulp novelist and non-fiction author of the 1930s and 1940s
  • Michael Dean Woodford (b. 1955), American macroeconomist and monetary theorist, professor at Columbia University
  • Stewart Lyndon Woodford (1835-1913), American politician, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York from 1877 to 1883
  • William Woodford (1734-1780), American Revolutionary War general from Virginia
  • James Woodford (1893-1976), English sculptor from Nottingham
  • Sir Charles Morris Woodford (1852-1927), British naturalist and government minister in the Solomon Islands
  • Kevin Woodford (b. 1950), Manx celebrity chef, actor, television presenter and former restaurateur
  • Michael Christopher Woodford MBE (1960-1960), British businessman, former President and CEO of Olympus Corporation
  • ... (Another 2 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Woodford Historic Events


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Woodford Historic Events




RMS Titanic

  • Mr. Frederick Ernest Woodford (d. 1912), aged 40, English Trimmer from Southampton, Hampshire who worked aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking

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Suggested Readings for the name Woodford


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Suggested Readings for the name Woodford



  • Descendants of James and Jane Stokes Woodford by George Woodford Weston.

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Pro aris et focis
Motto Translation: For our altars and our home.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6QF-K4X : 6 December 2014), Thomas William Woodford, 08 Feb 1919; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Baltic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  2. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6QY-8ZP : 6 December 2014), Charles F. Woodford, 25 Mar 1919; citing departure port Cardiff, arrival port New York City, New York, New York, ship name Tartar Prince, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  3. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J67W-FTP : 6 December 2014), James Woodford, 24 Apr 1919; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Aquitania, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  4. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6WJ-X4C : 6 December 2014), Wilford Charles Woodford, 27 Oct 1919; citing departure port Southampton, arrival port New York, ship name Mauretania, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Other References

  1. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  2. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  3. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  4. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  5. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  6. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  7. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  8. 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).
  9. 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.
  10. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  11. ...

The Woodford Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Woodford 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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