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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, who arrived in Plymouth, Massachusetts from Lincolnshire in 1631
  • Thomas Woodford, who arrived in Massachusetts in 1632
  • Thomas Woodford, who arrived in New England in 1635 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Jon Woodford, who arrived in Virginia in 1638 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • 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 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Henry Woodford, who landed in Virginia in 1719 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Thomas Woodford, who arrived in Maryland in 1775
  • Geo Woodford, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1775 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Woodford Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William Woodford, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1834 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Woodford Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Thomas William Woodford, aged 24, originally from Nottingham, England, who arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Baltic" from Liverpool, England [2]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, who arrived in New York City, New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Tartar Prince" from Cardiff [3]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, who arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Aquitania" from Liverpool, England [4]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, who arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Mauretania" from Southampton, England [5]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, who arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Hydaspes" [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) HYDASPES 1851. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1851Hydaspes.htm
  • Benjamin Woodford, aged 32, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Hydaspes" in 1851 [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) HYDASPES 1851. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1851Hydaspes.htm

Woodford Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • W. Woodford, who 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




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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



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



  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ "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.).
  3. ^ "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.).
  4. ^ "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.).
  5. ^ "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.).
  6. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) HYDASPES 1851. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1851Hydaspes.htm

Other References

  1. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  2. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  3. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  4. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  5. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  6. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  7. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  8. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  9. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. 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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