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Early Origins of the Woolverton family


The surname Woolverton was first found in Norfolk where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. After the Battle of Hastings in 1066, William, Duke of Normandy, having prevailed over King Harold, granted most of Britain to his many victorious Barons. It was not uncommon to find a Baron, or a Bishop, with 60 or more Lordships scattered throughout the country. These he gave to his sons, nephews and other junior lines of his family and they became known as under-tenants. They adopted the Norman system of surnames which identified the under-tenant with his holdings so as to distinguish him from the senior stem of the family. After many rebellious wars between his Barons, Duke William, commissioned a census of all England to determine in 1086, settling once and for all, who held which land. He called the census the Domesday Book, [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)
indicating that those holders registered would hold the land until the end of time. Hence, conjecturally, the surname is descended from the tenant of the lands of Wolverton, held by Thorold from William de Warrene, a Norman Baron who was recorded in the Domesday Book census of 1086.

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Early History of the Woolverton family

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Early History of the Woolverton family


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Another 230 words (16 lines of text) covering the year 1492 is included under the topic Early Woolverton History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Woolverton Spelling Variations

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Woolverton Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Wolverton, Wolverston, Wolverstan, Wolfton, Woolverton, Woolverston, Wolferston, Wolferstan, Wolverstone, Wolferstone, Wolferstan, Wolferston and many more.

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Early Notables of the Woolverton family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Woolverton family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Woolverton family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Woolverton family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: settlers were recorded from the mid 17th century in the great migration from Europe. Migrants settled in the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Florida, and to the islands..

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The Woolverton Motto

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The Woolverton 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: Qui sera sera
Motto Translation: Whatever will be, will be.


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  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)

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