Early Origins of the Woolen family
The surname Woolen was first found in Cambridgeshire
where they held a family seat
. 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 1235 when they held estates in Hertfordshire
, the original spelling as Woulond.
Early History of the Woolen family
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Woolen Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Woolland, Woollan, Woollon, Woollons, Wollen, Woollens, Wollan, Woollam, Wolin, Woolham, Woollams, Woolham, Woollham, Wollensbrook and many more.
Early Notables of the Woolen family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Woolen family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Woolen Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Paulus Woolen, aged 25, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1753 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)
The Woolen Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Favente Deo
Motto Translation: I will defend my God.