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Early Origins of the Woodhead family


The surname Woodhead was first found in West Yorkshire 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. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
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.

Early History of the Woodhead family


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Woodhead Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Woodhead, Wodehad, Woodhed and others.

Early Notables of the Woodhead family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Woodhead family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Woodhead Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Martha Woodhead, aged 17, who arrived in New York in 1862 [2]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)
  • Rachel Woodhead, aged 53, who landed in New York in 1862 [2]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 Woodhead, aged 20, who arrived in New York in 1862 [2]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)
  • William Woodhead, aged 27, who landed in New York in 1862 [2]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)
  • Alfred Woodhead, aged 7, who arrived in New York in 1862 [2]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)
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Woodhead Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William Woodhead, English convict from Staffordshire, who was transported aboard the "Asia" on April 1st, 1822, settling in New South Wales, Australia [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1822 with 190 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1822
  • John Woodhead, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Thomas Harrison" in 1839 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) THOMAS HARRISON 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839ThomasHarrison.htm
  • Sibyl Woodhead, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Thomas Harrison" in 1839 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) THOMAS HARRISON 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839ThomasHarrison.htm
  • Robert Woodhead, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Thomas Harrison" in 1839 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) THOMAS HARRISON 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839ThomasHarrison.htm
  • Henry Alfred Woodhead, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Thomas Harrison" in 1839 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) THOMAS HARRISON 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839ThomasHarrison.htm
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Woodhead Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Amos Woodhead, aged 39, a fitter, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Hurunui" in 1877
  • Susan Woodhead, aged 32, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Hurunui" in 1877
  • Amberly Woodhead, aged 8, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Hurunui" in 1877
  • Mary Woodhead, aged 3, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Hurunui" in 1877
  • Florence Woodhead, aged 2 months, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Hurunui" in 1877

Contemporary Notables of the name Woodhead (post 1700)


  • James "Red" Woodhead (1851-1881), American Major League Baseball player who played from 1873 through 1879
  • Cynthia Lee "Sippy" Woodhead (b. 1964), American nine-time gold and four-time silver medalist competitive swimmer, inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame (1994)
  • Daniel Frank Henry "Danny" Woodhead (b. 1985), American NFL football running back for the San Diego Chargers
  • Sir German Sims Woodhead KBE (1855-1921), English pathologist, President of the Royal Medical Society, the first editor of the Journal of Pathology
  • Wendy Woodhead, English two-time bronze medalist table tennis player in the late 1930s
  • Chantel Marie "Channy" Woodhead (b. 1974), former English international football player
  • Ernest "Ernie" Woodhead (1857-1944), English rugby union footballer
  • Linda Woodhead MBE MA DD (b. 1964), English Professor at Lancaster University
  • Joseph Woodhead (1824-1913), English newspaper owner and editor
  • Dennis Woodhead (1925-1995), English professional footballer from Hillsborough, Sheffield
  • ... (Another 3 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Historic Events for the Woodhead family



HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. Robert Alfred Woodhead, English Engine Room Artificer from England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    HMS Prince of Wales Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listprincecrew.html

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Citations


  1. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  2. ^ 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)
  3. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1822 with 190 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1822
  4. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) THOMAS HARRISON 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839ThomasHarrison.htm
  5. ^ HMS Prince of Wales Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listprincecrew.html

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