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The surname Word is thought to be derived from a place name in Lancashire, near Chorley. Early written versions of the name tend to spell the name beginning with "Wer-," and as such the name is most likely derived from the Old English "wer," or weir, and "denu," which meant valley.

Word Early Origins



The surname Word was first found in Hertfordshire where Werric Werden held lands before the taking of the Domesday Survey in 1086.

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Word Spelling Variations


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Word Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Worden, Wordene, Word, Werden, Warden and others.

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Word Early History


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Word Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Word research. Another 278 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1273, 1352, 1379, 1535, and 1627 are included under the topic Early Word History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Word Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Word Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 23 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Word 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:

Word Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Ralph Word, who landed in Maryland in 1661
  • Elizabeth Word, who arrived in Maryland in 1663

Word Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Michael Word, who came to Virginia in 1714
  • Michael Word, who arrived in Virginia in 1714
  • Daniel Word, on record in Mobile, Alabama in 1786

Word Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Benjamin F. Word, who came to Texas in 1839
  • Charles Word, who came to New Orleans in 1850
  • Mrs. L Word, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850

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Word Historic Events


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Word Historic Events




Arrow Air Flight 1285

  • Miss. Virginia Ruth Word (b. 1965), American Specialist 4th Class from Warner Robins, Georgia, USA who died in the crash of Arrow Air Flight 1285 on December 12, 1985 in Gander, Newfoundland, Canada

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    2. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    3. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    4. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    6. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    7. 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.
    8. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    9. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    10. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
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    The Word Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Word 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 4 November 2014 at 10:36.

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