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Woodgate History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



Early Origins of the Woodgate family


The surname Woodgate was first found in Kent where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. This distinguished Anglo Saxon Kentish family have been seated in the county of Kent since about the year 1200 where, strangely, one of the first spellings of the name was Wdegat or Wdegate, and may have had little or nothing to do with either wood, or the gate to a wood.

Early History of the Woodgate family


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Woodgate Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Woodgate, Woodget, Woodgat, Wudgate, Wudgat and many more.

Early Notables of the Woodgate family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Woodgate family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Woodgate Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • William Woodgate who settled in Virginia in 1635
  • William Woodgate, who landed in Virginia 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)
  • Sarah Woodgate, who settled in Virginia in 1639
  • William Woodgate, who arrived in Maryland in 1670 [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)

Woodgate Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Francis Woodgate, 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)

Woodgate Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Joseph Woodgate, who landed in New York in 1830 [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)

Woodgate Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Alfred Woodgate, aged 25, a farm labourer, who arrived in Hawkes Bay aboard the ship "Queen of the North" in 1874

Contemporary Notables of the name Woodgate (post 1700)


  • Thomas Woodgate (1857-1929), English cricketer
  • Leslie Woodgate (1900-1961), English choral conductor, BBC Chorus Master in 1934
  • John Terence Woodgate (1919-1985), English footballer
  • Dan Woodgate (b. 1960), English drummer of the band, Madness
  • Jonathan Simon Woodgate (b. 1980), English footballer
  • Major General Sir Edward Robert Prevost Woodgate KCMG, CB (1845-1900), British Army Officer killed in action, recipient of the Knight Grand Cross of the Order of St Michael and St George and Companion in the Order of the Bath
  • Walter Bradford Woodgate (1841-1920), British barrister and oarsman who won the Wingfield Sculls three times, founder of Vincent’s Club, an undergraduate club at Brasenose College, Oxford in 1863
  • Margaret Rosemary Woodgate (b. 1935), former Australian politician, Member for Pine Rivers (1989–1992) and Kurwongbah (1992–1997)
  • Joan Mary Woodgate, Matron in Chief, Queen Alexandra's Nursing Service, retired, Hants. England

The Woodgate 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: Esse quam videri
Motto Translation: To be, rather than to seem.


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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)

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