Woodland History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Woodland family

The surname Woodland was first found in Devon and Cornwall. "The dutchy manor of Moresk [in St. Clements, Cornwall] was given by Edward the Black Prince to Walter de Woodland, usher of the chamber, who died without male issue." [1]

"What is now called the manor of Tywarnhaile, is only a moiety of a large and ancient manor of this name, which in 1337, was granted to Edward the Black Prince, by whom it was shortly afterwards given to Sir. Walter de Woodland usher of his bedchamber." [1]

Early History of the Woodland family

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Woodland Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Woodland, Wodland, Wyland, Wydland, Woodlynd, Woodlyn, Woodlan, Woodlin, Wodlan, Wadland, Wodlyn and many more.

Early Notables of the Woodland family (pre 1700)

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United States Woodland migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Woodland Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Peter Woodland, who arrived in Barbados in 1639
  • John Woodland, who arrived in Braintree, Massachusetts in 1651 [2]
  • Henry Woodland, who settled in Virginia in 1663
  • Richard Woodland, who arrived in Maryland in 1675 [2]
  • William Woodland, who arrived in Maryland in 1679 [2]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Woodland Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Samuel Woodland, who landed in America in 1764 [2]
Woodland Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Matthew Woodland, aged 22, who settled in America from Yorkshire, in 1893
  • William J. Woodland, aged 40, who immigrated to America from Newcastlewood, in 1894
Woodland Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Percy Maurice Woodland, aged 21, who landed in America from Surrey, in 1903
  • Herbert Thomas Woodland, aged 27, who settled in America from Surrey, in 1903
  • Archibald Woodland, aged 59, who immigrated to America from Coolaney, in 1903
  • Edward Woodland, aged 27, who settled in America from Ballisodare, Ireland, in 1906
  • John W. Woodland, aged 30, who landed in America from Bradford, England, in 1906
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Canada Woodland migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Woodland Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century
  • Chas. W. Woodland, aged 47, who settled in Toronto, Canada, in 1911
  • Helen Woodland, aged 14, who settled in Toronto, Canada, in 1913
  • Alberta Woodland, aged 44, who immigrated to Toronto, Canada, in 1913
  • Bessie Woodland, aged 15, who immigrated to Toronto, Canada, in 1913
  • Kenneth Woodland, aged 19, who immigrated to Trinity, Newfoundland, in 1922
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Australia Woodland migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Woodland Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Henry Woodland (aged 31), a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Eliza"
  • Sarah Woodland, aged 11, who arrived in South Australia in 1860 aboard the ship "Ramillies" [3]

Contemporary Notables of the name Woodland (post 1700) +

  • Rich Woodland Jr. (b. 1970), former American stock car racing driver
  • Norman Joseph Woodland (1921-2012), American co-inventor of the barcode and later while at IBM, developed the Universal Product Code (UPC) used in product labeling
  • Luke Woodland (b. 1995), American professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Philippines Football League club Ceres–Negros
  • Gary Woodland (b. 1984), American professional golfer from Topeka, Kansas who as of 2017, has had two PGA wins
  • Lauren Woodland (b. 1977), American Daytime Emmy Award nominated actress and attorney
  • Albert Woodland (1895-1955), English cricketer who played first-class cricket for Derbyshire in 1920
  • Vincent Reynolds Woodland (1879-1933), British colonial administrator, Governor of Mongalla Province of the southern Anglo-Egyptian Sudan from 1920 to 1924
  • Rae Woodland (1922-2013), British soprano who studied with Roy Henderson
  • Philip Charles Woodland, British engineer who was named Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) in 2013
  • Barry Woodland, British former Grand Prix motorcycle road racer
  • ... (Another 1 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)


  1. ^ Hutchins, Fortescue, The History of Cornwall, from the Earliest Records and Traditions to the Present Time. London: William Penaluna, 1824. Print
  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. ^ South Australian Register Tuesday 11 January 1853. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) RAMILLIES 1860. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/ramillies1860.shtml.


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