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Early Origins of the Wark family


The surname Wark was first found in Northumberland where they held a family seat as Lords of the manor and Castle of Wark, from very ancient times, before the Norman Conquest, and showed allegiance to the Bishop of Durham. Henry Percy secured the Castle of Warkworth from Edward III in 1327. He was the Commander at Hallidon Hill and Nevill's Cross. Today Warkworth Castle is a ruined medieval building in Warkworth, Northumberland.

Early History of the Wark family


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Wark Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Wark, Warke, Warkworth and others.

Early Notables of the Wark family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Wark family to Ireland


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Migration of the Wark family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Wark Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John Wark who settled in Georgia in 1775

Wark Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Benjamin Wark, aged 30, who landed in New York in 1812 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • James Wark, aged 25, who landed in New York in 1812 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • John Wark, aged 29, who arrived in South Carolina in 1812 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • David Wark, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1813
  • H J Wark, aged 21, who arrived in New York, NY in 1850 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Wark Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Barbara Wark, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Lady Bute" in 1839 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) LADY Bute 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839LadyBute.gif
  • Henry Wark, aged 37, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Marshall Bennett" [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    South Australian Register Tuesday 3 February 1852. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) MARSHALL BENNETT 1852. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/marshallbennett1852.shtml
  • John Wark, aged 25, a joiner, who arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Joseph Rowan" [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    South Australian Register Saturday 17th June 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Joseph Rowan 1854. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/josephrowan1854.shtml
  • Henry Wark, aged 18, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Nimroud"

Contemporary Notables of the name Wark (post 1700)


  • Joe Wark (1947-2015), Scottish professional footballer with Motherwell, making 464 appearances from 1968 to 1984, member of the Scotland League XI National Team in 1976
  • Kirsty Wark (b. 1955), Scottish journalist and BBC television presenter
  • John Wark (b. 1957), Scottish footballer
  • Blair Anderson Wark VC, DSO (1840-1941), Australian Army officer, recipient of the Victoria Cross
  • McKenzie Wark (b. 1961), Australian-born writer and scholar
  • Jacob Wark Griffith (1819-1885), American politician, Member of Kentucky State Legislature, 1854-55, 1878-79; Colonel in the Confederate Army during the Civil War [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, June 10) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

Historic Events for the Wark family



HMS Repulse

  • Mr. James Wark, British Leading Stoker, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and survived the sinking [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    HMS Repulse Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listrepulsecrew.html

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Citations


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) LADY BUTE 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839LadyBute.gif
  3. ^ South Australian Register Tuesday 3 February 1852. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) MARSHALL BENNETT 1852. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/marshallbennett1852.shtml
  4. ^ South Australian Register Saturday 17th June 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Joseph Rowan 1854. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/josephrowan1854.shtml
  5. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, June 10) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  6. ^ HMS Repulse Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listrepulsecrew.html

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