Worrbelltom History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The name Worrbelltom was brought to England by the Normans when they conquered the country in 1066. The ancestors of the Worrbelltom family lived in Cheshire, at the village and parish of Warburton, which was acquired by the Duttons as early as temp. Henry II, but it was not until the reign of Edward I., or II., that this territorial name was assumed by Sir Peter de Dutton. [1]

Early Origins of the Worrbelltom family

The surname Worrbelltom was first found in Cheshire at Warburton, now part of Greater Manchester, where they were descended from Sir Peter de Dutton, a Crusade knight, who in turn was descended from Rollo, the first invader and Duke of Normandy in 890. His Family Crest "a Saracen's head is still borne by the Warburtons referring to the Holy Land, and probably gained by some heroic exploit in the expedition. " [1] The source continues by referring to an earlier source: "This Galfrid lived in 1244. He was servynge his prynce, and vanquyshed a Sarrazin in combate - then begynnynge to seale with a Sarrasins's head" [1] Reader's Note: a seal(e) was typically an early form of a crest. Yet another source claims the family is descended from William of Eu, through Odard, nephew of Lupus, great Earl of Chester, who was a nephew of William the Conqueror. They were granted the barony of Dutton at the Conquest in 1066. [2] The Domesday Book also lists the spelling of the place name as Wareburgetune. Literally, the place name means "farmstead or village of a woman called Waerburh," having derived from the Old English personal name + tun. [3]

Important Dates for the Worrbelltom family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Worrbelltom research. Another 167 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1290, 1572, 1550, 1588, 1666, 1622, 1676, 1698, 1675, 1743, 1698 and 1779 are included under the topic Early Worrbelltom History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Worrbelltom Spelling Variations

It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, Anglo-Norman surnames like Worrbelltom are characterized by many spelling variations. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages such as Norman French and Latin, even literate people regularly changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Worrbelltom include Warburton, Warbleton, Wareburton and others.

Early Notables of the Worrbelltom family (pre 1700)

Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Sir Peter Warburton (d. 1550) of Arley, Cheshire; and his grandson, Peter Warburton (1588-1666), an English barrister and judge; Sir George Warburton, 1st Baronet (1622-1676), first of the Warburton Baronetcy, of Arley in the County of Chester; Sir Peter Warburton, 2nd Baronet (died 1698)...
Another 51 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Worrbelltom Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Worrbelltom family to Ireland

Some of the Worrbelltom family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Worrbelltom family

Faced with the chaos present in England at that time, many English families looked towards the open frontiers of the New World with its opportunities to escape oppression and starvation. People migrated to North America, as well as Australia and Ireland in droves, paying exorbitant rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, but those who did see the shores of North America were welcomed with great opportunity. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America carried the name Worrbelltom, or a variant listed above: Ann Warburton and her husband who settled in Virginia in 1656; Thomas Warbleton settled in Virginia in 1653(probably the husband of Ann); Edie Warburton settled in Maryland in 1718.

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Citations

  1. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  2. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  3. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
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