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Early Origins of the Woodings family


The surname Woodings was first found in various counties and shires throughout ancient Britain. The name literally means "dweller at the wood-meadow" from the Old English "wudu" + Old Norse "eng", meaning "meadow." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Harrison, Henry, Surnames of the United Kingdom: A Concise Etymological Dictionary Baltimore: Geneological Publishing Company, 2013. Print
Another source claims the name means "dweller at a clearing or place where wood has been cut." [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Smith, Eldson Coles, New Dictionary of American Family Names New York, Harper & Row, 1956. Print

The first record of the family was found in Bedfordshire where William Woding was listed in the Assize Rolls of 1247. A few years later, Richard atte Woding was listed in Worcestershire in 1294. [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)


Early History of the Woodings family


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Woodings Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Wooding, Woodin and others.

Early Notables of the Woodings family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Woodings family to Ireland


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


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Woodings Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Joseph Woodings, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1868 [4]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)

Woodings Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Joseph Woodings, aged 35, who landed in America, in 1906
  • Thomas Woodings, aged 25, who landed in America, in 1906
  • Maggie Jane Woodings, aged 26, who settled in America from Bangor, Wales, in 1911
  • Catherine Woodings, aged 20, who emigrated to the United States from Bangor, Wales, in 1913

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Citations


  1. ^ Harrison, Henry, Surnames of the United Kingdom: A Concise Etymological Dictionary Baltimore: Geneological Publishing Company, 2013. Print
  2. ^ Smith, Eldson Coles, New Dictionary of American Family Names New York, Harper & Row, 1956. Print
  3. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  4. ^ 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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