The surname ‘Wooten’ is of English origin. It is a variant of the name ‘Wootton’, in itself derived from the habitation name from any of the extremely numerous places so called throughout England, so called from the Old English word ‘wudu’, meaning wood and ‘tun’ meaning enclosure, settlement. Public and Civil registry archive’s confirm that the surname ‘Wooten’ and or it’s variant’s, date as far back as the reign of King Henry III, and Edward I, were a ‘Robert de Wottone’, from the county of Devonshire, England, is recorded. The exact period of settlement in North America has not been definitely determined but data extracted from Historical archive’s confirm that one of the first forefathers to bring this name to America was a certain ‘Thomas Wooten’, a native of Northamptonshire, he settled in the Isle of Wight County, Virginia, where he died in 1669, leaving by his will (16Mar 1669), certain property to his next of kin at Castor, near Peterborough, England, in the event of his son, ‘Richard’, dying … Coat of arms: Argent a…
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