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Where did the English Wormend family come from? What is the English Wormend family crest and coat of arms? When did the Wormend family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Wormend family history?

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Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Wormend were recorded, including Wardman, Warman, Wordman and others.

First found in Staffordshire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, before and after the Norman Conquest in 1066. It is believed to be descended from Wermund, an ancient Saxon name occurring in the genealogy of the Kings of Mercia.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wormend research. Another 133 words(10 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Wormend History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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More information is included under the topic Early Wormend Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Wormend family emigrate to North America: Casper Wardman who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1732.

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The Wormend Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Wormend Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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