A Woodward is a warden of a wood and, deriving from that, an occupational surname. It may refer to:


  • Alan Woodward
    Alan Woodward
    Alan Woodward was a professional footballer who played in the position of outside right for Sheffield United over a 16 year period between 1962-1978....

     (born 1946), former British soccer player
  • Alfred Woodward
    Alfred Woodward
    Alfred E. Woodward II was the Chief Judge of the 18th Judicial Circuit Court, DuPage County, Illinois, from 1973 to 1975 and the father of reporter and author Bob Woodward.-Birth and siblings:...

     (born 1913), American jurist, and father of Bob Woodward
  • Amanda Woodward
    Amanda Woodward
    Amanda Woodward is the William S. Gray Professor of Psychology at the University of Chicago. Her research investigates infant social cognition and early language development including the understanding of goal-directed actions, agency, theory of mind, and learning from social partners.-Education...

    , American psychologist and professor at University of Chicago
  • Arthur Smith Woodward
    Arthur Smith Woodward
    Sir Arthur Smith Woodward was an English palaeontologist.-Biography:Woodward was born in Macclesfield, Cheshire, England and was educated there and at Owens College, Manchester. He joined the staff of the Department of Geology at the Natural History Museum in 1882. He became assistant Keeper of...

     (1864-1944), British paleontologist
  • Augustus B. Woodward
    Augustus B. Woodward
    Augustus Brevoort Woodward was the first Chief Justice of the Michigan Territory. In that position, he played a prominent role in the planning and reconstruction of Detroit following a devastating fire.Woodward never married. His biographer, Arthur M...

     (1774–1827), first Chief Justice of the Michigan Territory
  • Bernard Barham Woodward
    Bernard Barham Woodward
    Bernard Barham Woodward was a British malacologist, author of a catalogue of the works of Linnaeus. He was a member of staff at the British Museum, and then the Natural History Museum....

     (1853-1930), malacologist from United Kingdom
  • Bob Woodward
    Bob Woodward
    Robert Upshur Woodward is an American investigative journalist and non-fiction author. He has worked for The Washington Post since 1971 as a reporter, and is currently an associate editor of the Post....

     (born 1943), American journalist, author and Watergate reporter
  • C. Vann Woodward
    C. Vann Woodward
    Comer Vann Woodward was a preeminent American historian focusing primarily on the American South and race relations. He was considered, along with Richard Hofstadter and Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., to be one of the most influential historians of the postwar era, 1940s-1970s, both by scholars and by...

     (1908–1999), American historian
  • Chris Woodward
    Chris Woodward
    Christopher Michael Woodward is an American professional baseball infielder who is a free agent.-Toronto Blue Jays:...

     (born 1976), American Major League Baseball player
  • Clive Woodward
    Clive Woodward
    Sir Clive Ronald Woodward OBE is an English former rugby union player and coach. He was coach of the team from 1997 to 2004, managing them to victory in the 2003 Rugby World Cup. He is currently the British Olympic Association's Director of Elite Performance.-Early life:Woodward was born in Ely...

     (born 1956), British rugby coach
  • Dani Woodward
    Dani Woodward
    Dani Woodward is the stage name of an American former pornographic actress.Before joining the adult industry, Woodward graduated from a vocational school and worked as a medical assistant at a hospital...

     (born 1984), American porn actress
  • Daphne Woodward
    Daphne Woodward
    Daphne Woodward was a translator of French literature into the English language. In particular, she was responsible for translating eight books in the Inspector Maigret series by the Belgian detective writer Georges Simenon. These were commissioned by Hamish Hamilton during the 1950s and 1960s and...

    , French - English translator
  • David Woodward
    David Woodward
    David Woodward was an English-born American historian of cartography and cartographer.- Biography :Woodward was born in Royal Leamington Spa, England. After receiving a bachelor’s degree from the University of Manchester, England, he came to the United States to study cartography under Arthur H....

     (born 1961), British carpenter
  • Edward Woodward, Jr. (1847–1923), British druggist and chemist
  • Edward Woodward
    Edward Woodward
    Edward Albert Arthur Woodward, OBE was an English stage and screen actor and singer. After graduating from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art , Woodward began his career on stage, and throughout his career he appeared in productions in both the West End in London and on Broadway in New York...

     (1930–2009), British actor
  • Edward Woodward (judge) (1928-2010), Australian judge and Royal Commissioner
  • Emma Woodward
    Emma Woodward
    -Career:Woodward was born in Whitefield, in Bury, Greater Manchester. She played the part of Sophie Webster on the popular ITV soap Coronation Street from 1997 to April 2004. She took over from Ashleigh Middleton. In 2004 Brooke Vincent took over the role of Sophie.-Personal life:Emma was born...

     (born 1993), British former child actress
  • Eric Woodward
    Eric Woodward
    Lieutenant General Sir Eric Winslow Woodward KCMG, KCVO, CB, CBE, DSO was an Australian military officer and Viceroy...

     (1899–1967), Governor of New South Wales, Australia
  • George Moutard Woodward
    George Moutard Woodward
    George Moutard Woodward was an English amateur caricaturist and humor writer. He was a friend and drinking companion of Thomas Rowlandson.-Biography:Woodward was born in Stanton Hall in Derbyshire, England the son of William Woodward in 1760....

     (1760-1809), amateur British painter and caricaturist
  • George Ratcliffe Woodward
    George Ratcliffe Woodward
    George Ratcliffe Woodward was an Anglican priest who wrote mostly religious verse, both original and translated from ancient authors. The best-known of these were written to fit traditional melodies, mainly of the Renaissance...

     (1848–1934), English composer
  • Gerard Woodward
    Gerard Woodward
    Gerard Woodward is an award-winning British novelist, poet and short story writer, best known for his trilogy of novels concerning the troubled Jones family, the second of which, I'll Go To Bed at Noon, was shortlisted for the 2004 Man-Booker Prize.He was born in London and briefly studied...

     (born 1961), British novelist and poet
  • Harry M. Woodward, American geologist
  • Henry Woodward (inventor)
    Henry Woodward (inventor)
    Henry Woodward was a Canadian inventor and a major pioneer in the development of the incandescent lamp.-Work on the incandescent light bulb:On July 24, 1874, Woodward and his partner, Mathew Evans, a hotel keeper, patented an electric light bulb. Woodward was a medical student at the time. Their...

    , Canadian medical student and inventor
  • Henry Woodward (geologist)
    Henry Woodward (geologist)
    Henry Bolingbroke Woodward was an English geologist.He became assistant in the geological department of the British Museum in 1858, and in 1880 keeper of that department. He became FRS in 1873, LL.D in 1878, president of the Geological Society of London...

     (1832–1921), British geologist
  • James G. Woodward (1840–1923), American newspaperman and politician, serving as a four-term mayor of Atlanta, Georgia
  • James T. Woodward
    James T. Woodward
    James T. Woodward was an American banker and owner of a major thoroughbred horse dynasty.-Background:James T...

     (1837–1910), American banker and owner of a major thoroughbred horse dynasty
  • Joan Woodward
    Joan Woodward
    Joan Woodward was a British professor in organization sociology-Background:Joan Woodward undertook her early research at South East Essex College of Technology, before joining Imperial College in 1957 as a part time lecturer in Industrial Sociology and was appointed to a Senior Lectureship in the...

     (1916-1971), British organization sociology professor
  • Joanne Woodward
    Joanne Woodward
    Joanne Gignilliat Trimmier Woodward is an American actress, television and theatrical producer, and widow of Paul Newman...

     (born 1930), American actress
  • John Woodward (naturalist)
    John Woodward (naturalist)
    John Woodward was an English naturalist, antiquarian and geologist, and founder by bequest of the Woodwardian Professorship of Geology at Cambridge University...

     (1665–1728), English naturalist and geologist
  • John Woodward (footballer born 1949) (born 1949), Scottish former footballer
  • John Deverell Stewart Woodward
    Woodward brothers
    The Woodward brothers were Richard Blake and John Deverell Stewart Woodward , who were English missionaries and ornithologists. They were born in Bathford, England to Richard and Mary Woodward...

     (1849–c.1905), British missionary and ornithologist
  • Keren Woodward
    Keren Woodward
    Keren Woodward is an English pop singer and songwriter of British girl group Bananarama, co-founded by her long time school friend Sara Dallin and Siobhan Fahey....

     (born 1961), British singer and songwriter; member of Bananarama
  • Llewellyn Woodward
    Llewellyn Woodward
    Sir Llewellyn Woodward was a British historian. He was educated at Merchant Taylors' School and Corpus Christi College, Oxford and after the First World War became a Lecturer in Modern History and fellow of All Souls College from 1919-1944 and a Fellow at New College from 1922-1939...

     (1890–1971), British historian
  • Louise Woodward
    Louise Woodward
    The Louise Woodward case concerned a young English au pair convicted, at age 19, of the 1997 involuntary manslaughter of eight-month-old Matthew Eappen while he was in her care in his home in Newton, Massachusetts, in the United States...

     (born 1978), British au pair implicated in a baby-shaking death in the 1990s
  • Lucy Woodward
    Lucy Woodward
    Lucy Woodward is an American pop/jazz singer and composer.Woodward was born in England, and moved with her family to Amsterdam when she was three. At the age of five, her parents split up and she relocated to the Bronx with her mother...

     (born 1977), singer/songwriter
  • Mark R. Woodward
    Mark R. Woodward
    Mark R. Woodward is an American academic and author of Islam in Java.He conducted ethnographic research in the Yogyakarta Indonesia region in the New Order era.-Critical response:...

     (born 1952), American academic
  • Micky Woodward
    Micky Woodward
    Michael "Micky Mouse" Woodward is a former chairman and twice former manager of Grays Athletic Football Club. He appointed himself as manager in the 2006-07 season, before installing Andy King after 2 games....

    , chairman of Grays Athletic F.C.
  • Peter Woodward
    Peter Woodward
    Peter Woodward is an English actor, stuntman and screenwriter. He is probably best known for his role as Galen in the Babylon 5 spin-offs Babylon 5: A Call to Arms, Crusade and Babylon 5: The Lost Tales....

     (born 1956), British actor
  • Philip Woodward
    Philip Woodward
    Philip Woodward is a British mathematician, radar engineer and horologist. He has achieved notable success in all three fields. Before retirement, he was a Deputy Chief Scientific Officer at the Royal Signals and Radar Establishment of the British Ministry of Defence in Malvern,...

     (born 1919), British mathematician, radar engineer and horologist
  • Philip Woodward (judge) (1912-1997), Australian judge and Royal Commissioner
  • Richard Blake Woodward
    Woodward brothers
    The Woodward brothers were Richard Blake and John Deverell Stewart Woodward , who were English missionaries and ornithologists. They were born in Bathford, England to Richard and Mary Woodward...

     (1848–c.1905), British missionary and ornithologist
  • Richard Woodward
    Richard Woodward
    Richard Woodward was Bishop of Cloyne in the Church of Ireland and the author of a vigorous defence of the Protestant Ascendancy in Ireland.-Origins and education:...

    , Bishop of Cloyne in the Church of Ireland

  • Robert Burns Woodward
    Robert Burns Woodward
    Robert Burns Woodward was an American organic chemist, considered by many to be the preeminent organic chemist of the twentieth century...

     (1917–1979), Nobel Prize-winning organic chemist
  • Robert Woodward (architect)
    Robert Woodward (architect)
    Robert Raymond Woodward AM was an Australian architect who gained widespread recognition for his innovative fountain designs....

    , fountain designer
  • Roger Woodward
    Roger Woodward
    Roger Woodward AC OBE is an Australian classical concert pianist.-Biography:Roger Woodward was born in 1942 in Chatswood, a suburb of Sydney, the youngest of four children to Gladys and Frank Woodward...

     (born 1944), Australian pianist
  • Samuel Woodward
    Samuel Woodward
    Samuel Woodward , English geologist and antiquary, was born at Norwich.He was for the most part self-educated. Apprenticed in 1804 to a manufacturer of camlets and bombazines, a taste for serious study was stimulated by his master, Alderman John Herring and by Joseph John Gurney...

     (1790–1838), British geologist and antiquarian
  • Sandy Woodward
    Sandy Woodward
    Admiral Sir John Forster "Sandy" Woodward GBE, KCB is a British Admiral who commanded the British Naval Force in the South Atlantic during the Falklands War.-Naval career:...

     (born 1932), British admiral
  • Sarah Woodward
    Sarah Woodward
    Sarah Woodward is a British actress.She acted along side David Suchet in the Death in the Clouds. She won a best performance in a supporting role award at the Laurence Olivier Awards in 1998 for her role in Tom & Clem....

     (born 1963), British actress
  • Shannon Marie Woodward
    Shannon Marie Woodward
    Shannon Woodward is an American actress known for playing Sabrina on Raising Hope and Di Di Malloy on The Riches.-Personal life:...

     (born 1984), American actress
  • Shaun Woodward
    Shaun Woodward
    Shaun Anthony Woodward is a British Labour Party politician who has been the Member of Parliament for St Helens South since 2001. He served in the Cabinet from 28 June 2007 to 11 May 2010 as Secretary of State for Northern Ireland...

     (born 1958), British politician
  • Tim Woodward
    Tim Woodward
    -Biography:Woodward was born in London, England, the son of actors Edward Woodward and Venetia Mary Barrett.He is probably best known for his roles in the 1970s BBC drama Wings, the 1990s ITV soap opera Families and the 2000s ITV police drama Murder City...

     (born 1953), British actor
  • Vivian Woodward
    Vivian Woodward
    Vivian John Woodward was an English amateur football player who enjoyed the peak of his career in the late 1900s and early 1910s.-Club career:...

     (1879–1954), British amateur football (soccer) player
  • William Woodward, Sr.
    William Woodward, Sr.
    William Woodward, Sr. was an American banker and major owner and breeder in thoroughbred horse racing.-Background:...

     (1876–1953), American banker and horse breeder
  • Woody Woodward
    Woody Woodward
    William Frederick "Woody" Woodward is a retired player and general manager in Major League Baseball....

     (born 1942), American Major League Baseball player


United States
  • Woodward, Alabama
  • Woodward, Iowa
    Woodward, Iowa
    As of the census of 2000, there were 1,200 people, 490 households, and 309 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,319.1 people per square mile . There were 528 housing units at an average density of 580.4 per square mile...

  • Woodward, Oklahoma
    Woodward, Oklahoma
    Woodward is a city in and the county seat of Woodward County, Oklahoma, United States. It is the largest city in a nine-county area. The population was 12,051 at the 2010 census....

  • Woodward, Pennsylvania
    Woodward, Pennsylvania
    Woodward is a census-designated place in Centre County, Pennsylvania, United States. It is part of the State College, Pennsylvania Metropolitan Statistical Area...

    , a census-designated place
  • Woodward Avenue, a Michigan state highway
  • Woodward Corridor
    Woodward Corridor
    The Woodward Corridor is the name used to describe an area within metropolitan Detroit, Michigan. The Woodward Corridor derived its name from Woodward Avenue, often called Detroit's main street. Woodward Avenue starts in the center of downtown Detroit and ends in the city of Pontiac...

    , a neighborhood in Detroit, Michigan
  • Woodward County, Oklahoma
    Woodward County, Oklahoma
    Woodward County is a county located in the U.S. state of Oklahoma. As of 2000, the population was 18,486. Its county seat is Woodward. Woodward County was originally known as "N" County and was composed of present day Woodward County and portions of Harper, Ellis, and Woods County...

  • Woodward Park (disambiguation), multiple places
  • Woodward Township, Pennsylvania (disambiguation), multiple places


  • Woodward, Inc., American maker of energy devices
  • Woodward & Lothrop
    Woodward & Lothrop
    Woodward & Lothrop was a department store chain headquartered in Washington, D.C. Woodward & Lothrop was Washington, D.C.'s first department store, opening in 1887. Woodies, as it was often nicknamed, maintained stores in the Mid-Atlantic United States...

    , American department store chain
  • Woodward's
    Woodward's was the name of a department store chain which operated in Alberta and British Columbia, Canada for one hundred years, before its sale to the Hudson's Bay Company .-History:...

    , Canadian department store chain
  • Woodward Iron Company
    Woodward Iron Company
    The Woodward Iron Company was founded on December 31, 1881, by two brothers, William & Joseph Woodward. William was the company president and Joseph was the company secretary. The company operated mines, quarries and furnaces that were connected by a private industrial railroad in Bessemer,...

    , in Birmingham (Woodward) Alabama
    • The Woodward's building
      Woodward's building
      The Woodward's building was a historic building in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The original portion of the building was constructed in 1903 for the Woodward's Department Store when that area of Cordova Street was the heart of Vancouver's retail shopping district. ...

       in Vancouver, British Columbia


  • Woodward Academy
    Woodward Academy
    Woodward Academy is an independent, co-educational college-preparatory school for grades Pre-Kindergarten to 12 located in College Park, Georgia, within the Atlanta metropolitan area...

    , a private school in Georgia (United States)
  • Woodward High School (Cincinnati, Ohio)
    Woodward High School (Cincinnati, Ohio)
    Woodward High School is a public high school located in the Bond Hill neighborhood of Cincinnati, Ohio. It is part of the Cincinnati Public School District.-Old Woodward Building :Woodward was one of the first public schools in the country...

    , the oldest public high school still in operation in the United States
  • Woodward School for Girls
    Woodward School for Girls
    The Woodward School for Girls is a private, secular day school for girls in grades six through twelve. It is located in Quincy, Massachusetts, near Quincy Center, and is the only private high school in the city.-History:...

    , a private school in Quincy, Massachusetts (United States)
  • Dartmouth College v. Woodward
    Dartmouth College v. Woodward
    Trustees of Dartmouth College v. Woodward, 17 U.S. 518 , was a landmark United States Supreme Court case dealing with the application of the Contract Clause of the United States Constitution to private corporations...

    , an 1819 U.S. Supreme Court case

Other uses

  • Woodward Camp
    Woodward Camp
    Camp Woodward is a youth sports summer camp near State College, Pennsylvania with programming in Gymnastics, Cheer, Skateboarding, BMX Freestyle, Inline Skating, and dry land Snowboard and Freeski....

    , a youth summer camp in Pennsylvania
  • Woodward Dream Cruise
    Woodward Dream Cruise
    The Woodward Dream Cruise event is a classic car event held annually on the third Saturday of August in Metropolitan Detroit, along Woodward Avenue. The WDC Event spans much of the avenue, from Pontiac through Ferndale in Oakland County, Michigan, all the way to the State Fair Grounds inside the...

    , a classic car event held in Michigan
  • Woodward-Hoffmann rules
    Woodward-Hoffmann rules
    The Woodward–Hoffmann rules devised by Robert Burns Woodward and Roald Hoffmann are a set of rules in organic chemistry predicting the stereochemistry of pericyclic reactions based on orbital symmetry. These include electrocyclic reactions, cycloadditions , sigmatropic reactions, and group transfer...

     may predict the stereochemistry of pericyclic reactions
  • Glazier-Higgins-Woodward tornadoes
    Glazier-Higgins-Woodward Tornadoes
    The 1947 Glazier–Higgins–Woodward tornadoes was a system of related tornadoes that swept through Texas, Oklahoma, and Kansas on April 9, 1947. Most of the damage and all the deaths are still blamed on one large F5 tornado, known as the Glazier-Higgins-Woodward Tornado, that traveled nearly 125...

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