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Wouldfine History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Wouldfine name has descended through the generations from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. Their name comes from having 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 Wouldfine family

The surname Wouldfine was first found in Lincolnshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor some say before the Norman Conquest of England by Duke William of Normandy at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.

Early History of the Wouldfine family

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Wouldfine 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 Wouldfine has undergone many spelling variations, including Woodbine, Woodfine, Woodpine, Wouldbine, Wouldfin and many more.

Early Notables of the Wouldfine family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Wouldfine 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 Wouldfine 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.

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