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Origins Available: English , Scottish


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.


Early Origins of the Word family


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

Early History of the Word family


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Another 93 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1273, 1352, 1379, 1627, 1535, 1491, 1500, 1476 and 1480 are included under the topic Early Word History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Word Spelling Variations


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

Early Notables of the Word family (pre 1700)


Distinguished members of the family include Werric Werden, scion of the family, and Wynkyn de Worde (d. 1535), English printer of over 700 books. "His real name was Jan van Wynkyn ('de Worde' being merely a place name), and in the sacrist's rolls of Westminster Abbey from 1491 to 1500 he figures as Johannes Wynkyn. While still a young man he came over to England and...
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Migration of the Word family to the New World and Oceana


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 [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)
  • Elizabeth Word, who arrived in Maryland in 1663

Word Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Michael Word, who settled in Virginia in 1714
  • Michael Word, who arrived in Virginia in 1714 [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)
  • Daniel Word, on record in Mobile, Alabama in 1786

Word Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

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

Word Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Mr. William John Word, (b. 1839), aged 18, British carpenter travelling from Gravesend aboard the ship "Glentanner" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 3rd October 1857 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html

Historic Events for the Word family



Arrow Air Flight 1285

  • Miss. Virginia Ruth Word (b. 1965), American Specialist 4th Class from Warner Robins, Georgia, USA who died in the crash [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    American War Memorials - Flight 1285. (Retrieved 2016, August 24) . Retrieved from http://www.uswarmemorials.org/html/monument_details.php?SiteID=317&MemID=550

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Citations


  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)
  2. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  3. ^ American War Memorials - Flight 1285. (Retrieved 2016, August 24) . Retrieved from http://www.uswarmemorials.org/html/monument_details.php?SiteID=317&MemID=550


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