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Woollen Early Origins



The surname Woollen 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.

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Woollen Spelling Variations


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Woollen Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Woolland, Woollan, Woollon, Woollons, Wollen, Woollens, Wollan, Woollam, Wolin, Woolham, Woollams, Woolham, Woollham, Wollensbrook and many more.

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Woollen Early History


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Woollen Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Woollen research. Another 271 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1455 and 1487 are included under the topic Early Woollen History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Woollen Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Woollen Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Woollen 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 were:

Woollen Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Edmond Woollen, who landed in Maryland in 1672

Woollen Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Thomas Woollen, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1772

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Motto


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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.


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Woollen Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    2. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    3. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    5. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    6. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    7. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    8. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    9. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    10. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
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    The Woollen Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Woollen 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 18 October 2014 at 10:54.

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