Anglo-Saxon name Wouldping comes from the family having resided 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 Wouldping family
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 Wouldping family
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Wouldping Spelling Variations
hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Spelling variants included: Woodbine, Woodfine, Woodpine, Wouldbine, Wouldfin and many more.
Early Notables of the Wouldping family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Wouldping family to the New World and Oceana
In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Wouldpings to arrive on North American shores: 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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