Woodruff

1717–Male
Southampton, Sussex, New York

The Life of Woodruff

When Woodruff was born in 1717, his father, Samuel Woodruff, was 42 and his mother, Hester Davis, was 42.

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Family Time Line

Samuel Woodruff
1675–1738
Hester Davis
1675–
Samuel Woodruff
1695–1754
Mary Woodruff
1697–
Hester Woodruff
1703–
Woodruff
1717–

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Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived on a patch of land where woodruff grew, Old English wudurofe (a compound of wudu ‘wood’ with a second element of unknown origin). The leaves of the plant have a sweet smell and the surname may also have been a nickname for one who used it as a perfume, or perhaps an ironical nickname for a malodorous person.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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