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Woosley Early Origins



The surname Woosley 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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Woosley Spelling Variations


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Woosley Spelling Variations



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

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Woosley Early History


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Woosley Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Woosley 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 Woosley History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Woosley Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Woosley 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 Woosley Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Woosley In Ireland


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Woosley In Ireland



Some of the Woosley 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:

Woosley Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Brodie Harry Woosley, aged 33, who settled in America, in 1904
  • Harry Woosley, aged 43, who emigrated to the United States, in 1913
  • Walter D. Woosley, aged 35, who settled in America, in 1918
  • Walter E. Woosley, aged 35, who emigrated to the United States, in 1918
  • Charles Kerswell Woosley, aged 17, who landed in America, in 1919

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Contemporary Notables of the name Woosley (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Woosley (post 1700)



  • Angela Woosley, American bronze medalist in Judo at the 2011 Pan American Games-Women's 48 kg
  • Tiffany Woosley (b. 1973), American former professional basketball player for the Houston Comets (1997-1998), two-times WNBA Champion
  • Stanford Earl Woosley (b. 1944), American physicist, and Professor of Astronomy and Astrophysics, recipient of the Bruno Rossi Prize (2005) and the Hans Bethe Prize (2005)
  • Raymond L. Woosley M.D. Ph.D., American founder and President Emeritus of Critical Path Institute (C-Path)
  • Louisa Mariah Layman Woosley (1862-1952), American minister, first woman to be ordained as a minister in the Presbyterian denomination

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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.

Other References

  1. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  2. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  3. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  4. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  5. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  6. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  7. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  8. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  9. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  10. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
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The Woosley Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Woosley 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.

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