Brief Family History
Spelling variations of this family name include: Wood, Woods, Wode, Would, Woid, Voud, Vould and others.
First found in Leicester, where they held land in Thorpe Arnold, under the Earl of Leicester.
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Thomas Wood and his family who had settled in Virginia before the "Mayflower" in 1620 and within the next 50 years other Wood and Woods had settled in Boston, Maryland, Salem, and the Barbados.
Motto: Tutus in undis.
Motto Translated: Safe on the waves.
Crest: Description not available
Coat of Arms: An Oak tree, fructed on a silver shield.