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Woodruff Surname Origin

Woodroof, from Wood-reeve, the governor or keeper of a wood, a forester.

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Source: An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names With an Essay on their Derivation and Import; Arthur, William, M.A.; New York, NY: Sheldon, Blake, Bleeker & CO., 1857.

Woodruff  Surname Meaning and Family Facts

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'Any man has had countless myriads of ancestors and among them any number of rich men and beggars, kings and slaves, Greeks and barbarians' --Plato

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