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The distinguished surname Woon is Cornish in origin. It is derived from the Cornish word "gun," meaning "downs." The word can be found in many Cornish place names, such as Goonamarth "downs of the horse," Goon Bell "wooded downs," Woon Gumpus "the level downs," and Trewoon "farm on the downs."

Early Origins of the Woon family


The surname Woon was first found in the western county of Cornwall. It is likely that the first bearer of the name lived near one of the places in Cornwall that bears the name Woon, such as Woon, near Roche, or Trewoon in St. Mewan and Budock.

Early History of the Woon family


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Woon Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Woon, Wune, Woone and others.

Early Notables of the Woon family (pre 1700)


Notable amongst the family at this time was William Woon (1803-1858), a printer, John Woon (b. 1823), a boatswain's mate in the U.S. Navy who was...
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Migration of the Woon family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Woon Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Stephen Woon, who immigrated to America in 1749

Woon Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Woon, who arrived in Colorado in 1881

Woon Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Joseph Thomas Woon, who arrived in Wisconsin in 1913 [1]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)
  • John William Woon, who was naturalized in Dallas, Texas in 1914

Woon Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Richard Woon, who was recorded in the 1871 census of Ontario

Woon Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • James Woon, a shoemaker, who arrived in Van Diemen’s Land (now Tasmania) sometime between 1825 and 1832
  • John Woon, aged 19, a miner, who arrived in South Australia in 1857 aboard the ship "Burlington"

Woon Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • William Woon, who landed in Bay of Islands, New Zealand in 1839
  • Mr. John Woon, (b. 1851), aged 23, Cornish farm labourer departing on 28th July 1874 aboard the ship "Helen Denny" going to Hawkes Bay, New Zealand arriving in port on 22nd October 1874 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 2018, April 30). Emigrants to other ports, 1872 - 84 [PDF]. Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/new_zealand_assisted.pdf

Contemporary Notables of the name Woon (post 1700)


  • Basil Woon (b. 1893), well-known British screenwriter
  • Major-General Beverly Woon Browne (1883-1948), Director-General of the Reserve Army, National Defence Headquarters (1942-1943) [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2011, September 15) Beverly Browne. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Browne/Beverly_Woon/Canada.html

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Citations


  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. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 2018, April 30). Emigrants to other ports, 1872 - 84 [PDF]. Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/new_zealand_assisted.pdf
  3. ^ Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2011, September 15) Beverly Browne. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Browne/Beverly_Woon/Canada.html

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