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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, 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

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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




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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. ^ 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

Other References

  1. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  2. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  3. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  4. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  5. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  6. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  7. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  8. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  9. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  10. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
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