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Woolsey Early Origins



The surname Woolsey was first found in Staffordshire at Wolseley, a hamlet in the hundred of Pirehill which dates back to at least the Domesday Book where it was listed as Ulselei. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
It was land held by the Bishop of Chester and was quite small having 4 villans, 2 borders with 1 plough and 3 acres of meadows. Over the centuries the hamlet has remained quite small. A census taken in the 1800s lists only 133 inhabitants. The hamlet includes the small village of Wolseley-Bridge, and about half a mile west of the bridge stands Wolseley Hall, the family manor with a stately facade crowned with an embattled parapet. The interior is embellished with beautifully-carved oak panels that date back to the time of Charles II. The family was "the most ancient among all the very ancient families in this county" and are "said to have been resident at Wolseley even before the Norman Conquest, and it has ever since remained their seat and residence." [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.

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Woolsey Spelling Variations


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Woolsey Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Wolseley, Wolsley, Woolsley, Wolsey, Woolsey and many more.

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Woolsey Early History


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Woolsey Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Woolsey research. Another 175 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1471, 1530, 1514, 1587, 1646, 1628, 1630, 1714, 1697, 1660, 1728 and 1730 are included under the topic Early Woolsey History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Woolsey Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Woolsey Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notables of this surname at this time include Sir Robert Wolseley, ( c. 1587-1646), created a Baronet by Charles I in 1628; and his son, Sir Charles Wolseley, 2nd Baronet (ca.1630-1714), of Wolseley in Staffordshire, an English politician; he was arrested...

Another 39 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Woolsey Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Woolsey In Ireland


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Woolsey In Ireland



Some of the Woolsey family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 73 words (5 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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:

Woolsey Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Joris Woolsey, who arrived in New York in 1623
  • George Woolsey, aged 26, landed in New York in 1647

Woolsey Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Joseph Woolsey settled in Baltimore in 1789

Woolsey Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • T D Woolsey, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • Edith Woolsey, aged 28, who emigrated to the United States, in 1893
  • Florence Woolsey, aged 34, who emigrated to America, in 1894
  • C. W. Woolsey, aged 54, who emigrated to the United States, in 1894
  • Hopkins Woolsey, aged 71, who landed in America, in 1894
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Woolsey Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Frank Woolsey, aged 50, who landed in America from Donegal, in 1900
  • Eliz. Woolsey, aged 64, who emigrated to the United States, in 1903
  • Heatheole M. Woolsey, aged 20, who settled in America, in 1904
  • Greer Woolsey, aged 35, who landed in America, in 1906
  • Aricene S. Woolsey, aged 60, who landed in America, in 1906
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Woolsey Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. Benjamin Muirson Woolsey U.E. who settled in Carleton [Saint John City], New Brunswick c. 1784 he served in the Queen's Rangers [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Woolsey Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • George Woolsey, English convict from Swaffham, Norfolk, who was transported aboard the "Anson" on September 23, 1843, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Anson voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1843 with 499 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/anson/1843

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Contemporary Notables of the name Woolsey (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Woolsey (post 1700)



  • R. James Woolsey (b. 1941), American Rhodes Scholar and former Director of the Central Intelligence Agency (1993-1995)
  • Theodore Dwight Woolsey (1801-1889), American academic, author and president of Yale College from 1846 through 1871
  • Lynn Woolsey (b. 1937), United States Congresswoman representing the 6th District of California
  • Robert Woolsey (1888-1938), American film comedian

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Suggested Readings for the name Woolsey


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Suggested Readings for the name Woolsey



  • Ancestry of Sarah Fowler by Harriette Grace Lewis.
  • One Branch of the Woolsey Family by Grace Woolsey Nelson.

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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: Homo homini lupus
Motto Translation: Man a wolf to man.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  2. ^ Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.
  3. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  4. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Anson voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1843 with 499 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/anson/1843

Other References

  1. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  2. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  3. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  4. 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).
  5. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  6. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  7. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  8. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  9. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  10. 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).
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The Woolsey Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Woolsey 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 17 August 2016 at 13:28.

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