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Woodhouse Early Origins



The surname Woodhouse was first found in Leicestershire at Woodhouse a civil parish and a chapelry, in the parish and union of Barrow-upon-Soar, hundred of West Goscote. However there are over other places named Woodhouse in Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, West Yorkshire and in Leeds. These later places are smaller than the Leicestershire parish. One of the reasons for the many listings is the origin of the place name: from the Old English words wudu + hus, which literally means "house(s) in or near a wood." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
"This family is very ancient, for they were gentlemen of good ranke in the time of King John, as it appeareth by many antient grants and evidences of theirs which I have seen," wrote Peacham in his "Compleate Gentleman," in 1614.

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Woodhouse Spelling Variations


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Woodhouse Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Woodhouse, Wodehouse, Wouldhouse and others.

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Woodhouse Early History


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Woodhouse Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Woodhouse research. Another 155 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1193, 1833, 1623, 1585, 1658, 1640, 1653, 1624, 1608, 1681, 1654 and 1660 are included under the topic Early Woodhouse History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Woodhouse Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Woodhouse Early Notables (pre 1700)



Distinguished members of the family include John Woodhouse, Dean of Lichfield; Sir Philip Wodehouse, 1st Baronet (died 1623), an English Baronet, soldier and Member of Parliament; Sir Thomas Wodehouse, 2nd Baronet (c.1585-1658), an English...

Another 34 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Woodhouse Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Woodhouse In Ireland


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Woodhouse In Ireland



Some of the Woodhouse family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 127 words (9 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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:

Woodhouse Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • William and Mary Woodhouse, who settled in Virginia in 1637
  • William Woodhouse arrived in Virginia in 1642
  • Henry Woodhouse, who arrived in New England in 1650
  • Thomas Woodhouse who settled in Virginia in 1653
  • Nich Woodhouse, who arrived in Virginia in 1654
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Woodhouse Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • George Woodhouse, who arrived in Savanna(h), Georgia in 1794

Woodhouse Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Harlow Woodhouse, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1837
  • Achison Woodhouse, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1837
  • G F Woodhouse, aged 35, landed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1847
  • Elisha Woodhouse, who arrived in America in 1849
  • Jane Woodhouse, aged 28, landed in New York in 1854
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Woodhouse Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Woodhouse, English convict from Derby, who was transported aboard the "Agincourt" on July 6, 1844, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 24) Agincourt voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1844 with 226 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/agincourt/1844
  • William Woodhouse arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Mariner" in 1847
  • Robert Woodhouse, aged 25, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Steadfast"
  • Sarah Woodhouse, aged 19, a domestic servant, arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Fitzjames"
  • Sarah Woodhouse, aged 19, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Amazon"
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Woodhouse Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • John Woodhouse landed in Auckland, New Zealand in 1840
  • Cecilia Woodhouse, aged 18, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Martha Ridgway" in 1842
  • Thomas Woodhouse, aged 17, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Martha Ridgway" in 1842
  • John H. Woodhouse, aged 35, a labourer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Collingwood" in 1875
  • Margaret Woodhouse, aged 23, a servant, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Maraval" in 1879
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Woodhouse (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Woodhouse (post 1700)



  • Samuel Washington Woodhouse (1821-1904), American surgeon, explorer and naturalist
  • Robert Woodhouse (1773-1827), English mathematician
  • George Edward Sealy Woodhouse DL (1924-1988), English cricketer for Somerset and Dorset
  • Curtis Woodhouse (b. 1980), English professional footballer and boxer
  • Sir Charles Woodhouse (1893-1978), English Admiral, Captain HMS Ajax - Battle of the River Plate (1939)
  • Sir Arthur Owen Woodhouse ONZ KBE DSC (1916-2014), New Zealand jurist, President of the Court of Appeal (1981-1986)
  • Professor Christopher Richard James Woodhouse (b. 1946), 6th Baron Terrington, British peer and a senior urologist
  • Christopher Montague Woodhouse DSO, OBE (1917-2001), 5th Baron Terrington, Conservative politician and Member of Parliament
  • George Woodhouse, co-founder of Hall and Woodhouse, a British regional brewery in 1847
  • Hedley John Woodhouse (1920-1984), Canadian jockey
  • ... (Another 1 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Motto


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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: In hoc signo
Motto Translation: In this token.


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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 2014, November 24) Agincourt voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1844 with 226 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/agincourt/1844

Other References

  1. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  2. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  3. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  4. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  5. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  6. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  7. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  8. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  9. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  10. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
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The Woodhouse Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Woodhouse 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.

This page was last modified on 21 November 2016 at 01:14.

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