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Early Origins of the Woodington family

The surname Woodington 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] Another source claims the name means "dweller at a clearing or place where wood has been cut." [2]

One source claims the name was actually Norman as the Magni Rotuli Scaccarii Normanniae lists Ranulph Waudin in Normandy in 1198 [3] and another claims the name is more probably derived from Wooden, in the parish of Kelso, co. Roxburgh, Scotland. [4]

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. [5]

Early History of the Woodington family

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Woodington Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Woodington family

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United States Woodington migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Woodington Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Charles Woodington, who arrived in Virginia in 1657 [6]
  • John Woodington, who landed in Virginia in 1657 [6]

Contemporary Notables of the name Woodington (post 1700) +

  • William Frederick Woodington (1806-1893), English sculptor and painter, born at Sutton Coldfield, Warwickshire [7]

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  2. Smith, Eldson Coles, New Dictionary of American Family Names New York: Harper & Row, 1956. Print
  3. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X)
  4. Charnock, Richard, Stephen, Ludus Patronymicus of The Etymology of Curious Surnames. London: Trubner & Co., 60 Paternoster Row, 1868. Print.
  5. Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  6. 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)
  7. Wikisource contributors. "Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900." Wikisource . Wikisource , 4 Jun. 2018. Web. 13 Feb. 2019 on Facebook