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Early Origins of the Woolhouse family

The surname Woolhouse was first found in Nottinghamshire 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 when they held lands.

Early History of the Woolhouse family

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Woolhouse Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Woolhouse, Woolas, Wollass, Woolas, Wollas, Wholehouse and many more.

Early Notables of the Woolhouse family

Distinguished members of the family include

  • John Thomas Woolhouse (1650?-1734), an English oculist who belonged to a family who followed that profession from father to son for four generations...

United States Woolhouse migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Woolhouse Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Francis Woolhouse, who landed in Maryland in 1640 1
  • William Woolhouse, who arrived in Maryland in 1660 1
Woolhouse Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Samuel Woolhouse, aged 55, who landed in America, in 1907
  • Charles Woolhouse, aged 29, who landed in America from London, England, in 1914
  • Elizabeth Anne Woolhouse, aged 29, who immigrated to America from London, England, in 1914
  • Vera Woolhouse, aged 7, who immigrated to the United States, in 1916
  • Vera G. Woolhouse, aged 7, who landed in America, in 1916

Australia Woolhouse migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Woolhouse Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Thomas Woolhouse, English convict from Lincoln, who was transported aboard the "Albion" on September 21, 1826, settling in New South Wales, Australia 2

Contemporary Notables of the name Woolhouse (post 1700) +

  • Wesley Stoker Barker Woolhouse (1809-1893), English actuary from North Shields, England, Deputy Secretary of the Nautical Almanac (1830 to 1837), co-founder of the Institute of Actuaries in 1848
  • Mr. William Woolhouse, British sheriff, held the joint position of Sheriff of Nottingham, England from 1679 to 1680
  • Daniel "Fanga Dan" Woolhouse, New Zealand drifting driver from Whangarei

  1. 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)
  2. State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Albion voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1826 with 192 passengers. Retrieved from on Facebook