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Woodring Early Origins



The surname Woodring was first found in Northumberland where they held a family seat from very ancient times at Widdrington Castle. "High Trewhitt is 4 miles (N. W.) and Low Trewhitt 4 miles (N. W. by N.) from Rothbury. These places were in the time of James I. possessed by Sir Ephraim Widdrington: the family of Clavering held the former in the reign of Charles I., but forfeited it by their attachment to the Stuarts." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
As one would expect the eponymous parochial chapelry of Widdrington, again in Northumberland is of special note to the family. "This place was long the seat of the Widdrington family, many of whom at various periods greatly distinguished themselves against the Scots, and on other occasions. Sir William Widdrington, in 1642, was expelled from the house of commons for raising forces in defence of Charles I., by whom, in the following year, he was elevated to the dignity of baron; after the battle of Marston-Moor, he left the kingdom, when his estates were confiscated by the parliament, but returning in the service of Charles II., he was slain at the conflict of Wigan. William, 4th lord Widdrington, was attainted in 1715, for his share in the rebellion of that year, and his property, to the amount of 100,000, was sold for the public advantage; thus consummating the downfall of a family that had flourished during a space of seven centuries." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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Woodring Spelling Variations


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Woodring Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Widdrington, Widrington, Witherington and many more.

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Woodring Early History


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Woodring Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Woodring research. Another 287 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1716, 1663, 1563, 1640, 1610, 1651, 1640, 1718, 1685, 1689, 1678, 1743, 1640, 1660, 1660, 1664, 1656, 1665 and 1688 are included under the topic Early Woodring History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Woodring Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Woodring Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable amongst the family name during their early history was Thomas Preston (1563-1640), a Benedictine monk assumed the name Roger Widdrington while in prison; William Widdrington (1610-1651), 1st Baron Widdrington; and his son, Ralph Widdrington ( c. 1640-1718), Member of Parliament for Berwick-upon-Tweed (1685-1689); Baron William Widdrington (1678-1743), 4th Baron Widdrington of...

Another 53 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Woodring Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Woodring Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Abraham Woodring, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1733
  • John Woodring, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1739
  • Peter Woodring, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1752

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Contemporary Notables of the name Woodring (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Woodring (post 1700)



  • John Ross Woodring (1882-1946), American newspaperman, Editor and Owner of the Peru Evening Journal and the Peru Morning Journal and later managing editor of the Edmonton Bulletin newspaper
  • Mackenzie Woodring, American gold medal cyclist at the 2008 Summer Paralympics
  • Kyle Woodring (1967-2009), American studio and concert drummer, former drummer for Survivor, Deana Carter, John Mellencamp and Dennis DeYoung
  • Lieutenant Irvin A. "Bert" Woodring (1902-1928), American aerobatic flyer killed in practice at Mines Field, Los Angeles on September 11, 1928, one of the U.S. Army Air Corps' "Three Musketeers of Aviation," eponym of Woodring Airport, Garfield County, Oklahoma
  • Peter Woodring (b. 1968), retired American soccer forward, he earned three caps with the U.S. national team in 1993
  • Jim Woodring (b. 1952), American comic book author and artist, founder of the magazine Jim and creator of the anthropomorphic cartoon character Frank
  • Harry Hines Woodring (1890-1967), American politician, 53rd Secretary of War under President Franklin Roosevelt from 1936 to 1940
  • Allen Woodring (1898-1982), American 1920 Olympic champion in the 200m

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Citations



  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Other References

  1. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  2. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  3. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  4. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  5. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  6. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  7. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  8. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  9. 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).
  10. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
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The Woodring Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Woodring Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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