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Woodvile Early Origins



The surname Woodvile was first found in Northamptonshire at Woodwell, a hamlet about a mile west of the village of Woodford. Some of the first records of the name include: Robert de Wudewelle who was listed in Bedfordshire c. 1240 and Geoffrey de Wodewell who was listed in the Subsidy Rolls of Suffolk in 1327. The place name literally means "dweller by the stream or spring in the wood," from the Old English words wuda, wiella. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
The parish of Grafton Regis in Northamptonshire was an important family seat of the family. The Manor was the birthplace of Elizabeth Woodville (1437-1492) who married Edward IV in 1464. The Manor later passed to the Grey Marquesses of Dorset, descendants of queen consort Elizabeth Woodville by her first marriage to Sir John Grey.

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Woodvile Spelling Variations


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Woodvile Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Woodvile, Woodville, Woodwell, Woodwill and others.

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Woodvile Early History


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Woodvile Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Woodvile research. Another 181 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1618, 1455, 1487, 1437, 1469, 1426 and 1466 are included under the topic Early Woodvile History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Woodvile Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Woodvile Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 35 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Woodvile 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 or some of its variants were: John Woodville, who settled in Dominica in 1776; William Woodville, who arrived in Baltimore in 1818; Wm. Woodville, who was on record in Maryland in 1812.

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