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Woodhead Early Origins



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.

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Woodhead Spelling Variations


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Woodhead Spelling Variations



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

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Woodhead Early History


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Woodhead Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Woodhead research. Another 153 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1455, 1487, 1609 and 1678 are included under the topic Early Woodhead History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Woodhead Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Woodhead Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 20 words (1 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Woodhead Notables 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Woodhead Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Martha Woodhead, aged 17, arrived in New York in 1862
  • Rachel Woodhead, aged 53, landed in New York in 1862
  • Sarah Woodhead, aged 20, arrived in New York in 1862
  • William Woodhead, aged 27, landed in New York in 1862
  • Alfred Woodhead, aged 7, arrived in New York in 1862
  • ... (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 [2]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 arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Thomas Harrison" in 1839 [3]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 arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Thomas Harrison" in 1839 [3]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 arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Thomas Harrison" in 1839 [3]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 arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Thomas Harrison" in 1839 [3]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, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Hurunui" in 1877
  • Susan Woodhead, aged 32, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Hurunui" in 1877
  • Amberly Woodhead, aged 8, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Hurunui" in 1877
  • Mary Woodhead, aged 3, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Hurunui" in 1877
  • Florence Woodhead, aged 2 months, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Hurunui" in 1877

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Contemporary Notables of the name Woodhead (post 1700)


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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.)

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Woodhead Historic Events


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Woodhead Historic Events




HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. Robert Alfred Woodhead, English Engine Room Artificer from England, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking

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Woodhead Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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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. ^ 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
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) THOMAS HARRISON 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839ThomasHarrison.htm

Other References

  1. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  2. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  3. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  4. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  5. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  6. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  7. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  8. 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.
  9. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  10. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
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The Woodhead Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Woodhead 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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