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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, arrived in New England in 1635
  • William Worden, who arrived in Virginia in 1661

Worden Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Samuel Worden, who landed in Virginia in 1712

Worden Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • P Worden, aged 27, arrived in New York, NY in 1847
  • J H Worden, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850

Worden Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. Gabriel Worden U.E. who settled in Canada c. 1784 [1]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 [1]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 [1]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 [1]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, arrived in South Australia in 1850 aboard the ship "Joseph Soames"
  • Thomas Worden, aged 21, a labourer, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Joseph Somes" in 1850
  • Thomas Worden, aged 19, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Hooghly"

Worden Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Richard Worden, aged 46, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bombay" in 1865
  • Elizabeth Worden, aged 44, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bombay" in 1865
  • Alice Worden, aged 19, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bombay" in 1865
  • Richard Worden, aged 17, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bombay" in 1865
  • Elizabeth Worden, aged 12, 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
  • 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

RMS Lusitania

  • Mrs. Jane Worden, American 2nd Class passenger from Lowell, Massachusetts, USA, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking

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Worden Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ 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

Other References

  1. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. 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. 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).
  4. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  5. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  6. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  7. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  8. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  9. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  10. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  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.

This page was last modified on 17 August 2016 at 13:28.

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