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Woodwill Early Origins



The surname Woodwill 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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Woodwill Spelling Variations


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Woodwill Spelling Variations



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

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Woodwill Early History


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Woodwill Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Woodwill 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 Woodwill History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Woodwill Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Woodwill Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 35 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Woodwill 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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Citations



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

Other References

  1. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  2. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  3. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  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. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  6. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  7. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  8. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  9. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  10. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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The Woodwill Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Woodwill 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 20 April 2016 at 09:40.

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