My Wooddisse family all came from the Peaks area of Derbyshire and Staffordshire and have been traced back to the late 1600's.
The ones still living in England pronounce it Woodis while those of us in BC and Washington state along with one branch in Ontario still pronounce it Wood-is-sea.
The Ontario branch arrived there in 1875 from Bowling Green, Ohio where they had arrived around 1850 from England.
My grandmother left Staffordshire arriving in BC in 1909 while one of her brothers came out to Canada about 1890 and was married to a lady from Wisconson in 1902 and died in an accident at the Dupont factory in that state in 1906.His decendants live in Washington and California.
One other brother emigrated to New Zealand and died in the late 1950 with no offspring.
Another branch of this family moved to Capetown, SA in the 1890's while to the best of our knowledge the remainder all live in England.
However there are many names with no knowledge of what happened to them after their birth so some of them may have moved to the US.It seems that most of the early members were farmers with large farms in Derbyshire and Staffordshire.
I hope this helps and would like to hear back from you.