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The surname Worden 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.

Worden Early Origins



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

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Worden Spelling Variations


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Worden Spelling Variations



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

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Worden Early History


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Worden Early History



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

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Worden Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Worden Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

Worden Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Jane Worden, who arrived in New England in 1634
  • Isaac Worden, who arrived at Boston in 1635
  • Isack Worden, aged 18, who arrived in New England in 1635 [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)
  • William Worden, who arrived in Virginia 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)

Worden Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Samuel Worden, who landed in Virginia in 1712 [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)

Worden Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • P Worden, aged 27, who arrived in New York, NY in 1847 [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)
  • J H Worden, 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)

Worden Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. Gabriel Worden U.E. who settled in Canada c. 1784 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. Jarvis Worden U.E. born in North Castle, New York, USA who settled in Greenwich, Kings County, New Brunswick c. 1784 he became a Freeman in 1785 was a Mason [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. Jermiah Worden U.E. who settled in Saint John, New Brunswick c. 1784 he became a Freeman in 1785 was a Bricklayer [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. John Worden U.E. who settled in Carleton [Saint John City], New Brunswick c. 1784 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Worden Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Henry Worden, recorded in the 1861 Census of Athol Township, Prince Edward County, Ontario, Canada

Worden Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Worden, aged 21, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1850 aboard the ship "Joseph Soames" [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) JOSEPH SOMES / SOAMES 1850. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1850JosephSomes.htm
  • Thomas Worden, aged 21, a labourer, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Joseph Somes" in 1850 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) JOSEPH SOMES / SOAMES 1850. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1850JosephSomes.htm
  • Thomas Worden, aged 19, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Hooghly" [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    South Australian Register Wednesday 21st February 1855. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Rodney 1855. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/rodney1855.shtml

Worden Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Richard Worden, aged 46, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bombay" in 1865
  • Elizabeth Worden, aged 44, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bombay" in 1865
  • Alice Worden, aged 19, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bombay" in 1865
  • Richard Worden, aged 17, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bombay" in 1865
  • Elizabeth Worden, aged 12, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bombay" in 1865
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Worden (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Worden (post 1700)



  • Neil James Worden (b. 1931), former American NFL football fullback
  • Brigadier General Simon P. "Pete" Worden Ph.D. (b. 1949), American Director of NASA's Ames Research Center (ARC)
  • John Lorimer Worden (1818-1897), American Rear Admiral, commander of the USS Monitor in first battle of ironclad ships in 1862, eponym of Fort Worden, Washington and the three ships named USS Worden
  • Norton Earl "Hank" Worden (1901-1992), American cowboy who became an actor who appeared in many John Wayne films
  • Alfred Merrill Worden (b. 1932), American astronaut, command module pilot for the Apollo 15 moon mission [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    NASA Astronauts Homepage. (Retrieved 2010, September 27) Alfred Worden. Retrieved from http://www.jsc.nasa.gov/Bios/htmlbios/worden-am.html
  • Blair Worden, British historian, leading authority on the English Civil War era
  • Marc Worden (b. 1976), Canadian actor from Toronto, cast member on the Disney Channel's All New Mickey Mouse Club from 1990-1995

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Worden Historic Events


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Worden Historic Events




HMS Repulse

  • Mr. Francis James Worden, British Marine, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and survived the sinking [7]CITATION[CLOSE]
    HMS Repulse Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listrepulsecrew.html

RMS Lusitania

  • Mrs. Jane Worden, American 2nd Class passenger from Lowell, Massachusetts, USA, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking [8]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Lusitania Passenger List - The Lusitania Resource. (Retrieved 2014, March 6) . Retrieved from http://www.rmslusitania.info/lusitania-passenger-list/

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Citations


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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. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) JOSEPH SOMES / SOAMES 1850. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1850JosephSomes.htm
  4. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) JOSEPH SOMES / SOAMES 1850. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1850JosephSomes.htm
  5. ^ South Australian Register Wednesday 21st February 1855. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Rodney 1855. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/rodney1855.shtml
  6. ^ NASA Astronauts Homepage. (Retrieved 2010, September 27) Alfred Worden. Retrieved from http://www.jsc.nasa.gov/Bios/htmlbios/worden-am.html
  7. ^ HMS Repulse Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listrepulsecrew.html
  8. ^ Lusitania Passenger List - The Lusitania Resource. (Retrieved 2014, March 6) . Retrieved from http://www.rmslusitania.info/lusitania-passenger-list/

Other References

  1. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  2. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  3. 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).
  4. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  5. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  6. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  7. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  8. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  9. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  11. ...

The Worden Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Worden 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.

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