Worsdale History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

Early Origins of the Worsdale family

The surname Worsdale was first found in Lancashire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1332 when John Wiresdale held lands. [1]

Important Dates for the Worsdale family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Worsdale research. Another 75 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1455, 1487, 1692, 1767 and 1692 are included under the topic Early Worsdale History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Worsdale Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Worsdale, Worsdall, Worsdell, Wirsedale, Orisdale, Orysdale and many more.

Early Notables of the Worsdale family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Worsdale family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: William Worsdell, who arrived in Buffalo, NY in 1842; as well as Joseph Worsdell, who was naturalized in Philadelphia in 1868.

Contemporary Notables of the name Worsdale (post 1700)

  • Maggie Worsdale, American jazz-pop singer
  • John Worsdale (1948-2017), English footballer who played from 1968 to 1974
  • Andrew Worsdale, South African movie actor and director

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Citations

  1. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
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