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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."

Woon Early Origins



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.

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Woon Spelling Variations


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Woon Spelling Variations



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

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Woon Early History


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Woon Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Woon research. Another 167 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1706, 1803, 1823, 1856, and 1858 are included under the topic Early Woon History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Woon Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Woon Early Notables (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...

Another 26 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Woon 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:

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 Diemenís 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

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Contemporary Notables of the name Woon (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Woon (post 1700)



  • Basil Woon (b. 1893), well-known British screenwriter

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Woon Family Crest Products


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Citations


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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)

Other References

  1. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. 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. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  4. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  5. 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).
  6. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  7. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  8. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  9. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  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 Woon Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Woon 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 25 April 2013 at 05:12.

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