The origins of the Wuidefink name lie with England's ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. It comes from when the family 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 Wuidefink family
The surname Wuidefink 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 Wuidefink family
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Wuidefink Spelling Variations
Before the last few hundred
years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations
are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon
surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Wuidefink were recorded, including Woodbine, Woodfine, Woodpine, Wouldbine, Wouldfin and many more.
Early Notables of the Wuidefink family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Wuidefink family to the New World and Oceana
To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England
went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Wuidefink family emigrate to North America: 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.