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The present generation of the Woodrum family is only the most recent to bear a name that dates back to the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. Their name comes from having lived in Yorkshire. Their name, however, derives from the woodrofe plant, a white flower whose leaves bear a sweet scent. The name indicates that the original bearer lived in an area in which the woodrofe was common.

Woodrum Early Origins



The surname Woodrum was first found in Yorkshire where they held a family seat at Bolton on Deane, before and after the Norman Conquest in 1066.

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Woodrum Spelling Variations


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Woodrum Spelling Variations



Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Woodrum include Woodrow, Woderove, Woodrof, Woodrofe, Wodrow, Woodroffe, Woodruff, Woodrufe and many more.

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Woodrum Early History


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Woodrum Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Woodrum research. Another 195 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1554, 1574, 1551, 1768, 1679 and 1734 are included under the topic Early Woodrum History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Woodrum Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Woodrum Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 19 words (1 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Woodrum Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Woodrum In Ireland


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Woodrum In Ireland



Some of the Woodrum family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 75 words (5 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Woodrum were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records:

Woodrum Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Robert H. Woodrum, aged 42, who landed in America, in 1895

Woodrum Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Clinton Woodrum, aged 21, who emigrated to America, in 1923
  • C. F. Woodrum, aged 21, who settled in America, in 1923
  • Charles Woodrum, aged 22, who emigrated to the United States, in 1924
  • Cliff Woodrum, aged 24, who landed in America, in 1924

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Contemporary Notables of the name Woodrum (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Woodrum (post 1700)



  • Clifton Alexander Woodrum (1887-1950), American politician, U.S. Representative from Virginia

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    2. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    3. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    4. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    5. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    6. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    7. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    8. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    9. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    10. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    11. ...

    The Woodrum Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Woodrum 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.

    This page was last modified on 16 January 2014 at 14:05.

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