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Worcester Early Origins



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.)

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Worcester Spelling Variations


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Worcester Spelling Variations



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

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Worcester Early History


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Worcester Early History



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.

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Worcester Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Worcester Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

Worcester Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • William Worcester, who arrived in Massachusetts in 1639
  • Samuel Worcester, who landed in New England in 1670

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Contemporary Notables of the name Worcester (post 1700)


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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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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    2. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    3. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. 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.
    5. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    6. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    7. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    8. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    9. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    10. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
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    The Worcester Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Worcester 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 20 March 2016 at 13:42.

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