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Early Origins of the Womack family


The surname Womack was first found in Norfolk where early entries for this family are scarce. We did find that Henry Womack was vicar of Great Ellingham, Norfolk in 1601. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Rye, Walter, A History of Norfolk London: Elliot Stock, 62, Paternoster Row, 1885. Print

The name "seems to mean Hollow Oak (from residence thereby) [Old English wamb, womb, hollow, cavity + ac, oak-tree]" [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Harrison, Henry, Surnames of the United Kingdom: A Concise Etymological Dictionary Baltimore: Geneological Publishing Company, 2013. Print
and another source notes that it could have been a personal name as in Wimarch, Wimer which appear in the Domesday Book of 1086. [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
Barber, Henry, British Family Names London: Elliot Stock, 62 Paternoster Row, 1894. Print.


Early History of the Womack family


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Another 85 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1770, 1612, 1686, 1660, 1683, 1607, 1642, 1629, 1632 and 1634 are included under the topic Early Womack History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Womack Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Womack, Wormack, Womock, Wormock, Wormack, Wornack and many more.

Early Notables of the Womack family (pre 1700)


Distinguished members of the family include Laurence Womock (also Lawrence Womach or Womack) (1612-1686), an English bishop, Archdeacon of Suffolk (1660), Bishop of St David's (1683.) He was the "son of Laurence Womock, rector of Lopham from 1607 until his death in July 1642. His grandfather, Arthur...
Another 46 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Womack Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Womack family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Womack Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William Womack who settled in Texas in 1823
  • Mark S Womack, who landed in Texas in 1835 [4]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)

Womack Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • James Womack, aged 24, arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Salto" from Montevideo, Uraguay [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6QG-J4C : 6 December 2014), James Womack, 03 Mar 1919; citing departure port Montevideo, Uraguay, arrival port New York, ship name Salto, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Benj. F. Womack, aged 50,arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Colon" from Cristobal C. Z. [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6CM-TPV : 6 December 2014), Benj. F. Womack, 13 Sep 1920; citing departure port Cristobal C. Z., arrival port New York, ship name Colon, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Lyle Earl Womack, aged 18, arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Colon" from Cristobal C. Z. [7]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6CM-TPK : 6 December 2014), Lyle Earl Womack, 13 Sep 1920; citing departure port Cristobal C. Z., arrival port New York, ship name Colon, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Contemporary Notables of the name Womack (post 1700)


  • Shawn Womack (b. 1972), American Republican former member of the Arkansas State Senate (2003-2009)
  • Lee Ann Womack (b. 1966), American country music singer and songwriter, awarded five Academy of Country Music Awards, five Country Music Association Awards, and a Grammy Award
  • John Womack Jr. (b. 1937), American historian, former Bliss Professor of Latin American History and Economics at Harvard University
  • James E. Womack (b. 1941), American biologist and a professor at Texas A&M University
  • James P. Womack (b. 1990), American research director of the International Motor Vehicle Program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, known for his 1990 book The Machine That Changed the World
  • Robert Dwayne "Bobby" Womack (1944-2014), American singer-songwriter and musician
  • Mark Womack (b. 1992), American actor
  • Stephen Allen "Steve" Womack (b. 1957), American politician, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Arkansas (2011-)
  • Anthony Darrell "Tony" Womack (b. 1969), American Major League Baseball player who played from 1993 to 2006
  • Lantz Womack (1914-1998), American politician, Louisiana State Representative from Franklin (1958-1976)
  • ... (Another 11 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Suggested Readings for the name Womack


  • Womack Genealogy by Maxine Hulse Tinkham.

The Womack Motto


The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Esse quam videri
Motto Translation: To be, rather than to seem.


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Citations


  1. ^ Rye, Walter, A History of Norfolk London: Elliot Stock, 62, Paternoster Row, 1885. Print
  2. ^ Harrison, Henry, Surnames of the United Kingdom: A Concise Etymological Dictionary Baltimore: Geneological Publishing Company, 2013. Print
  3. ^ Barber, Henry, British Family Names London: Elliot Stock, 62 Paternoster Row, 1894. Print.
  4. ^ 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)
  5. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6QG-J4C : 6 December 2014), James Womack, 03 Mar 1919; citing departure port Montevideo, Uraguay, arrival port New York, ship name Salto, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  6. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6CM-TPV : 6 December 2014), Benj. F. Womack, 13 Sep 1920; citing departure port Cristobal C. Z., arrival port New York, ship name Colon, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  7. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6CM-TPK : 6 December 2014), Lyle Earl Womack, 13 Sep 1920; citing departure port Cristobal C. Z., arrival port New York, ship name Colon, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).


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