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Woolliscroft, Wooliscroft & Wolliscroft Families in England
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Woolliscroft, Wooliscroft & Wolliscroft Families

in England since the 1700's

Most, but not all, people who bear the name Woolliscroft, Wooliscroft or Wolliscroft today find their origins in Northern Staffordshire around the villages of Cauldon and Alton. Gradually they have migrated to different places throughout England, Wales and Scotland. In the 1800's other Woolliscroft's emigrated to the United States. More recently they have settled in the Canada, New Zealand and South Africa.  

St Peter's, Alton

St Peter's, Alton, Staffordshire
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It is a far less common surname abroad but a more frequent surname than Williscroft in Britain today. The greatest concentration of the names Woolliscroft, Wooliscroft and Wolliscroft remains in Staffordshire. More

In the late 1600's the name could be found in records in Derbyshire. In the mid to late 1700's it is recorded in records in Cheshire, Lancashire, London and Yorkshire. In the early 1800's the first reference to the name is found in Scotland and Wales.

The Woolliscroft’s have been the land owners and farmers. Others have been trades people, potters, butchers, grocers, sugar merchants and publicans to name a few! Yet others have been involved with the mining industry of North Staffordshire. They were not always law abiding citizens. 

On these pages I plan to follow the migration of different people who bear the name in the United Kingdom during the 19th and 20th century. You will also find information on those individuals, who in my opinion, have something interesting to say. 

To find out more about the individuals who have left these shores please follow the links to the individual county.

If you would like to add information about your branch of the family or make a comment please get in touch.

This is very much work in progress so please come back and visit again.

Williscroft * Wool(l)iscroft * Wolliscroft  Worldwide Onename Study


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