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The ancient and distinguished surname Wullfolk was first found in England. It is most commonly thought to be of Old English origin, deriving from the words "wull," meaning "wool," and "folc," meaning "people." Thus, it is likely that the first bearer of the surname was one who dealt in wool. Alternatively, it may be derived from "Woll," the name of many places in Dorset, Somerset, West Sussex, and West Surrey; in this instance, the name is derived from the Middle English word "woll," meaning "spring, stream," and the surname would have been first used to denote "folk living by the stream." Finally, the name may be traced to the parish of Woolford in Warwickshire.

Wullfolk Early Origins



The surname Wullfolk was first found in the counties of Sussex and Surrey, in the form "Wolle." The earliest recorded bearer of the name was John de Wolle, who was listed in the Subsidy Rolls of Sussex in 1296. Henry atte Wolle was also recorded in Sussex in the year 1327. It is possible that the name appeared before these written records were compiled, and that other, even older branches of the family existed in England prior to the Norman conquest.

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Wullfolk Spelling Variations


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Wullfolk Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Woolfolk, Wullfolk, Wolle, Wulle, Wollfolk and others.

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Wullfolk Early History


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Wullfolk Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wullfolk research. Another 167 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1660, 1678 and 1697 are included under the topic Early Wullfolk History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Wullfolk Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Wullfolk Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 22 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Wullfolk Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Wullfolk In Ireland


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Wullfolk In Ireland



Some of the Wullfolk family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 115 words (8 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Richard Woolfolk, who emigrated from Wales to Gloucester County, Virginia in 1678; and Parham Woolfolk, who settled in Kentucky during the mid-19th century..

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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Sine Macula
Motto Translation: Without stain.


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    2. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    3. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    4. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    5. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    6. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    7. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    8. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    9. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    10. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
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    The Wullfolk Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Wullfolk Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 7 February 2014 at 10:37.

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