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Worcester History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



Early Origins of the Worcester family


The surname Worcester 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 Worcester family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Worcester 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 Worcester History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Worcester Spelling Variations


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

Early Notables of the Worcester family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Worcester family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Worcester Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • William Worcester, who arrived in Massachusetts in 1639 [1]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)
  • Samuel Worcester, who landed in New England in 1670 [1]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)

Contemporary Notables of the name Worcester (post 1700)


  • Samuel Thomas Worcester (1804-1882), American politician, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Ohio (1861-18/63)
  • Samuel Worcester (1770-1821), American clergyman
  • Samuel Austin Worcester (1798-1859), American missionary to the Cherokee, translator of the Bible, printer and defender of the Cherokee's sovereignty
  • Sir Robert Milton Worcester KBE, DL (b. 1933), American founder of MORI (Market & Opinion Research International Ltd.)
  • Dean Conant Worcester FRGS (1866-1924), American zoologist, public official, and authority on the Philippines
  • Joseph Emerson Worcester (1784-1865), American lexicographer who was part of the "dictionary wars" with competitor Noah Webster of Webster's Dictionary
  • Noah Worcester (1758-1837), American Unitarian clergyman

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  1. ^ 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)

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