The lineage of the name Wouldbine begins with the Anglo-Saxon
tribes in Britain. It is a result of when they lived in Lincolnshire
. Their name however, translates as the dweller by the woodland stream,
and indicates that the original bearer lived near such a waterway.
Early Origins of the Wouldbine family
The surname Wouldbine was first found in Lincolnshire
where they held a family seat
as Lords of the Manor some say before the Norman Conquest
by Duke William of Normandy
at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Wouldbine family
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Wouldbine Spelling Variations
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Wouldbine has undergone many spelling variations
, including Woodbine, Woodfine, Woodpine, Wouldbine, Wouldfin and many more.
Early Notables of the Wouldbine family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Wouldbine family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the unstable social climate in England
of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Wouldbine were among those contributors: William Woodfine, with his wife Elizabeth and son William, who settled in Barbados in 1679. In Newfoundland, Richard settled in St. John's in 1783; Richard settled in Devil's Cove in 1821.