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Wark Early Origins



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.

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Wark Spelling Variations


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Wark Spelling Variations



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

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Wark Early History


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Wark Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wark research. Another 179 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1290, 1444, 1686, 1425, 1500, 1473 and 1500 are included under the topic Early Wark History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Wark Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Wark Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 31 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Wark Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Wark In Ireland


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Wark In Ireland



Some of the Wark family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 43 words (3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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, landed in New York in 1812
  • James Wark, aged 25, landed in New York in 1812
  • John Wark, aged 29, arrived in South Carolina in 1812
  • David Wark arrived in Pennsylvania in 1813
  • H J Wark, aged 21, arrived in New York, NY in 1850
  • ... (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 arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Lady Bute" in 1839 [1]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, arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Marshall Bennett,"
  • John Wark, aged 25, a joiner, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Joseph Rowan"
  • Henry Wark, aged 18, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Nimroud"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Wark (post 1700)


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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

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Wark Historic Events


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Wark Historic Events




HMS Repulse

  • Mr. James Wark, British Leading Stoker, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and survived the sinking

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Wark Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) LADY BUTE 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839LadyBute.gif

Other References

  1. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  2. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  3. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  4. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  5. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  6. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  7. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  8. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  9. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  10. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  11. ...

The Wark Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Wark 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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