An ancient Scottish people known as the Picts
were the forefathers of the Wergin family. Wergin is a name for a laborer. The surname Wergin comes from the Old English word work,
both of which mean "work." In the Middle Ages, the word workman was also applied to ambidextrous people as a nickname
. The more common derivation, however, is the occupational
one, which was a name given to a laborer.
Early Origins of the Wergin family
The surname Wergin was first found in the Orkneys, were they held a family seat
from very ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest
in 1066. The name is believed to be derived from the lands of Work, from the parish of St. Ola.
Early History of the Wergin family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wergin research.Another 246 words (18 lines of text) covering the year 1563 is included under the topic Early Wergin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Wergin Spelling Variations
Prior to the invention of the printing press in the last hundred
years, documents were basically unique. Names were written according to sound, and often appeared differently each time they were recorded. Spelling variations
of the name Wergin include Workman, Wortman, Wartman, Wergman, Wirgman and others.
Early Notables of the Wergin family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Wergin family to Ireland
Some of the Wergin family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 135 words (10 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Wergin family to the New World and Oceana
The freedom of the North American colonies was enticing, and many Scots left to make the great crossing. It was a long and hard journey, but its reward was a place where there was more land than people and tolerance was far easier to come by. Many of these people came together to fight for a new nation in the American War of Independence
, while others remained loyal to the old order as United Empire Loyalists. The ancestors of Scots in North America have recovered much of this heritage in the 20th century through Clan
societies and other such organizations. A search of immigration and passenger lists revealed many important and early immigrants to North America bearing the name of Wergin: Richard Workman settled in Virginia in 1648; John Workman settled in Virginia in 1653; William Workman settled in Virginia in 1655; Samuel Workeman settled in Maryland in 1680..
Contemporary Notables of the name Wergin (post 1700)
- Betsy Wergin, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Minnesota, 2008 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 27) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html