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Wooster Early Origins



The surname Wooster was first found in Worcestershire where one of the first records of the name was John of Worcester (died circa 1140), an English monk and chronicler. He is generally believed to have authored the Chronicon ex chronicis, a world wide history which begins with the creation and ends in 1140. Florence of Worcester (died 1118), (Latin: Florentius) was another monk who probably contributed to the same work. Years later, Roger of Worcester (died 1179) was Bishop of Worcester from 1164 to 1179 and played a critical role in the controversy between Henry II of England, (Roger's cousin,) and Archbishop Thomas Becket. Sylvester of Worcester would later become Bishop of Worcester (1216-1218.)

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Wooster Spelling Variations


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Wooster Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Worcester, Wuster, Worster, Wooster, Wostear, Wircester and many more.

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Wooster Early History


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Wooster Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wooster research. Another 125 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1180, 1290, 1567, 1658, 1415, 1482, 1622, 1689 and 1669 are included under the topic Early Wooster History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Wooster Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Wooster Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 47 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Wooster Notables 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:

Wooster Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Peter Wooster, who arrived in New England in 1632
  • Peter Wooster, who landed in New England in 1632
  • William Wooster who arrived in New England in 1640
  • William Wooster, who landed in New England in 1640
  • Edward Wooster (1622-1689), generally understood to be "the first permanent settler in Derby", Connecticut, he arrived in 1642

Wooster Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • J Wooster, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • S Wooster, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • E Wooster, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1860

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Contemporary Notables of the name Wooster (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Wooster (post 1700)



  • Charles William Whiting Wooster (b. 1780), American Commander-in-Chief of the Chilean Navy, grandson of General David Wooster
  • Hezekiah Calvin Wooster (1771-1798), American circuit rider in the Methodist Episcopal Church
  • Louise Catharine "Lou" Wooster (1842-1913), American madam in Birmingham, Alabama, best remembered for her care for the sick and dying during the cholera epidemic of 1873, eponym of the "Lou Wooster Public Health Award"
  • Brigadier-General David Wooster (1710-1777), American soldier, Major General in the militia of Connecticut in the American Revolutionary War
  • Reginald Wooster (1903-1968), English cricketer who played in 1925 for Northamptonshire
  • Fred L. J. Wooster (1938-1993), Canadian sportsman, one of the founders of the Saanich Lacrosse Association in Saanich, British Columbia, inducted into the Canadian Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 1987

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    2. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    3. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    4. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
    5. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    6. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    7. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    8. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    9. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    10. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
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    The Wooster Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Wooster 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.

    This page was last modified on 8 November 2016 at 00:54.

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