likely at Burley Woodhead, a hamlet now in the City of Bradford. Little is known of the origin of the hamlet other than it probably dates back to about c. 1200 when it was listed as Burcheleia.
Today the village Burley in Wharfedale is adjoined by Burley Woodhead. As far as the surname, the first reference was in the year 1316 when Christina Wodhead held estates in that shire.
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Distinguished members of the family include Abraham Woodhead (c.1609-1678), an English writer on Catholicism, tutor to the young Duke of Buckingham. He was the son of John Woodhead of Thornhill, Yorkshire
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