Wooster History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Early Origins of the Wooster family
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.)
Early History of the Wooster family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wooster research. Another 63 words (4 lines of text) covering the years 1180, 1290, 1567, 1658, 1415, 1482, 1402, 1622, 1689 and 1669 are included under the topic Early Wooster History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Wooster Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Worcester, Wuster, Worster, Wooster, Wostear, Wircester and many more.
Early Notables of the Wooster family (pre 1700)
Outstanding amongst the family at this time was William Worcester or William of Worcester (c.?1415- c.?1482), an English chronicler and antiquary from Bristol. He was the son of William de Worcester, a substantial burgess of Bristol, and Elizabeth, daughter...
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Wooster migration to the United States +
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 
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
Related Stories +
- ^ 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)