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Multiple Origins for the Surname Word


English


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. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    2. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    3. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    4. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    6. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    7. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    8. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    9. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    10. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
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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 9 January 2017 at 09:16.

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