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Early Origins of the Wuidelend family

The surname Wuidelend was first found in Devon and Cornwall. "The dutchy manor of Moresk [in St. Clements, Cornwall] was given by Edward the Black Prince to Walter de Woodland, usher of the chamber, who died without male issue." [1]

"What is now called the manor of Tywarnhaile, is only a moiety of a large and ancient manor of this name, which in 1337, was granted to Edward the Black Prince, by whom it was shortly afterwards given to Sir. Walter de Woodland usher of his bedchamber." [1]

"Woodland, [Devon] is noteworthy for the fact that the last male of that ilk, Sir Walter de Woodland, was a follower and attendant of the Black Prince. The tradition is yet current in the parish, of the fall, near Strachleigh, in 1623, of a meteoric stone weighing 23 pounds." [2]

Early History of the Wuidelend family

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Wuidelend Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Woodland, Wodland, Wyland, Wydland, Woodlynd, Woodlyn, Woodlan, Woodlin, Wodlan, Wadland, Wodlyn and many more.

Early Notables of the Wuidelend family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Wuidelend family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Henry Woodland settled in Virginia in 1663; Peter Woodland arrived in Barbados in 1639; John Woodland, with his daughter Mary, arrived in Barbados in 1679.

  1. Hutchins, Fortescue, The History of Cornwall, from the Earliest Records and Traditions to the Present Time. London: William Penaluna, 1824. Print
  2. Worth, R.N., A History of Devonshire London: Elliot Stock, 62, Paternoster Row, E.G., 1895. Digital on Facebook