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Early Origins of the Woodhouse family


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.

Early History of the Woodhouse family


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Woodhouse Spelling Variations


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

Early Notables of the Woodhouse family (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...
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Migration of the Woodhouse family to Ireland


Some of the Woodhouse family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Woodhouse family to the New World and Oceana


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, who arrived in Virginia in 1642
  • Henry Woodhouse, who arrived in New England in 1650 [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)
  • Thomas Woodhouse who settled in Virginia in 1653
  • Nich Woodhouse, who arrived in Virginia in 1654 [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.)

Woodhouse Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

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

Woodhouse Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Harlow Woodhouse, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1837 [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)
  • Achison Woodhouse, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1837 [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)
  • G F Woodhouse, aged 35, who landed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1847 [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)
  • Elisha Woodhouse, who arrived in America in 1849 [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)
  • Jane Woodhouse, aged 28, who landed in New York in 1854 [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)
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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 [3]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, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Mariner" in 1847 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) MARINER 1847. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1847Mariner.htm
  • Robert Woodhouse, aged 25, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Steadfast" [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    South Australian Register Tuesday 3 February 1852. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) STEADFAST 1852. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/steadfast1852.shtml
  • Sarah Woodhouse, aged 19, a domestic servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Fitzjames"
  • Sarah Woodhouse, aged 19, a servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Amazon"
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Woodhouse Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • John Woodhouse, who landed in Auckland, New Zealand in 1840
  • Cecilia Woodhouse, aged 18, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "Martha Ridgway" in 1842
  • Thomas Woodhouse, aged 17, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "Martha Ridgway" in 1842
  • John H. Woodhouse, aged 35, a labourer, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Collingwood" in 1875
  • Margaret Woodhouse, aged 23, a servant, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Maraval" in 1879
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Contemporary Notables of the name Woodhouse (post 1700)


  • Derek Woodhouse (1948-2017), Canadian-born American judge for the Santa Clara County Superior Court (2005-2017)
  • 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
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The Woodhouse 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


  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 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
  4. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) MARINER 1847. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1847Mariner.htm
  5. ^ South Australian Register Tuesday 3 February 1852. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) STEADFAST 1852. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/steadfast1852.shtml


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