Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Family History

Do you know the origin of your family name? Have you ever tried to research it? Here is some information on my surname and it's origin.

The wood family can trace their ancestors back to the ancient territories of England between the 11th and 12th centuries.

Wood is an ancient Norman name that arrived in England after the Norman Conquest of 1066. The wood family lived in Leicestershire. Further research showed the name was derived from the Old English word "wode," meaning "wood," and indicates that the original bearer lived near a wood.

Our family crest is an Oak Tree and our family motto is "Defend"

Spelling variations of this family name include: Wood, Woods, Wode, Would, Woid, Voud, Vould and others.
The very first record of the family name WOOD was found in Dumfriesshire, which is located in the UK.

1 comment:

Jan said...

My hubby's mother's family are decendants of the MacDougald clan of Scotland. That's pretty neat.

Family heritage is really interesting to research. Wish I had more time to do it. : )