Early Origins of the Woodlake family
The surname Woodlake was first found in Wiltshire
where they held a family seat
as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1180 when Turstin, son of Wudelach, held estates in the shire.
Early History of the Woodlake family
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Woodlake Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Woodlock, Woodlake, Woodloch, Woodlach, Wudlock, Wudlake, Wouldlock, Wouldlake, Wedlock, Woodluck and many more.
Early Notables of the Woodlake family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Woodlake family to Ireland
Some of the Woodlake family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Woodlake family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: the name represented in many forms and recorded from the mid 17th century in the great migration from Europe. Migrants settled in the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands..