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Woodson Early Origins



The surname Woodson was first found in Yorkshire 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 1335 when Adam and Thomas de Wodesom held estates in that shire.

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Woodson Spelling Variations


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Woodson Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Woodson, Woodsom, Woodeson, Woodson, Woodeson, Wouldson and many more.

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Woodson Early History


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Woodson Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Woodson research. Another 279 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1455, 1487, and 1568 are included under the topic Early Woodson History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Woodson Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Woodson Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Woodson Notables 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Woodson Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Woodson, who arrived in Virginia in 1619
  • Sara Woodson, who landed in Virginia in 1623
  • Frances Woodson, who arrived in Virginia in 1623
  • John Woodson, who landed in Virginia in 1656

Woodson Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Charles Woodson, English convict from Surrey, who was transported aboard the "Andromeda" on November 13, 1832, settling in New South Wales, Australia [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 27) Andromeda voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1832 with 186 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/andromeda/1832
  • John Woodson, aged 35, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Lady Macdonald"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Woodson (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Woodson (post 1700)



  • Abraham "Abe" Benjamin Woodson (1934-2014), American football cornerback and kick returner who played nine seasons in the National Football League, mainly with the San Francisco 49ers
  • Mike Woodson (b. 1958), American former NBA player
  • Tracy Woodson (b. 1962), American Major League Baseball player
  • Silas Woodson (1819-1896), American Governor of Missouri
  • Lewis Woodson (1806-1878), American educator and minister
  • Carter G. Woodson (1875-1950), American historian, author, journalist
  • Robert Everard Woodson Jr., American botanist
  • Andre Woodson (b. 1984), American football quarterback

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Suggested Readings for the name Woodson


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Suggested Readings for the name Woodson



  • The Sable Curtain (Woodson Family) by Minnie Shumate Woodson.

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Woodson Family Crest Products


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Woodson Family Crest Products




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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 27) Andromeda voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1832 with 186 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/andromeda/1832

Other References

  1. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  2. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  3. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  4. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  5. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  6. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  7. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  8. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  9. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  10. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
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The Woodson Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Woodson 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 13 June 2016 at 15:35.

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