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Early Origins of the Woodville family


The surname Woodville 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.

Early History of the Woodville family


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Woodville Spelling Variations


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

Early Notables of the Woodville family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Woodville family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Woodville Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John Woodville, who settled in Dominica in 1776

Woodville Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Wm. Woodville, who was on record in Maryland in 1812
  • William Woodville, aged 20, who arrived in Maryland in 1812 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • William Woodville, who arrived in Baltimore in 1818
  • John Alonzo Woodville, who was Naturalzied in New Orleans sometime between 1868 and 1898

Contemporary Notables of the name Woodville (post 1700)


  • Richard Caton Woodville Sr. (1825-1855), American painter
  • Richard Caton Woodville Jr. (1856-1927), English Painter, son of Richard Caton Woodville
  • Katherine Woodville (b. 1938), British film and television actress
  • Elizabeth Woodville (1437-1492), queen consort of Edward IV

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Citations


  1. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  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)

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