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Early Origins of the Work family


The surname Work was first found in Essex where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1260 when Richard Work held estates.

Early History of the Work family


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Work Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Work, Werk, Wirk, Worge and others.

Early Notables of the Work family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Work family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Work Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Thomas Work, who is on record in Virginia in 1776
  • Thomas Work, aged 26, who landed in Virginia in 1776 [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)

Work Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • James Work, who arrived at the port of Philadelphia in 1811
  • John Work, who was listed as a "British Alien" in the United States during the war of 1812
  • John Work, aged 29, who arrived in South Carolina in 1812 [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)
  • Joseph Work, aged 47, who landed in Tennessee in 1812 [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)
  • Allen Work, aged 24, who landed in Mobile, Ala in 1851 [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)

Work Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. James Work U.E. who settled in Ernest Town [Ernestown], Lennox & Addington, Ontario c. 1786 he served in the Loyal Rangers [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

Work Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Margaret Work, aged 21, a domestic servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Marion" [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) MARION 1851 - HER HISTORY. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1851Marion.htm
  • William Work, aged 39, who arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Omega" [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) OMEGA 1851. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1851Omega.htm
  • Peter Work, aged 15, who arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Thetis" [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) THETIS 1851. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1851Thetis.htm
  • James Work, aged 19, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Amazon" [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    South Australian Register Tuesday 3 February 1852. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) AMAZON 1852. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/amazon1852.shtml
  • James Work, aged 38, a tenent farmer, who arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Anglia" [7]CITATION[CLOSE]
    South Australian Register Tuesday 3 February 1852. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) ANGLIA 1852. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/anglia1852.shtml
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Work (post 1700)


  • John Wesley Work III (1901-1967), American composer, educator, choral director, musicologist
  • John Wesley Work Jr. (1871-1873), the first African-American collector of folk songs and spirituals
  • John McClelland Work (1869-1961), American socialist writer, lecturer, activist, and political functionary
  • Henry Clay Work (1832-1884), American composer and songwriter
  • Milton Cooper Work (1864-1934), American authority on whist, bridge whist, auction and contract bridge
  • Hubert Work (1860-1942), US physician and politician, Postmaster General 1922-1923, Secretary of the Interior 1923-1928
  • Robert Orton Work (b. 1953), United States national security professional, 32nd United States Deputy Secretary of Defense (2014-)
  • John Work (1792-1861), Irish-born, Canadian chief factor of the Hudson's Bay Company
  • Henry Work Lever (1883-1980), American sportsperson and educator, 8th head coach of the Texas Christian University Horned Frogs in 1911
  • John Work Garrett (1820-1884), American banker, philanthropist and president of the Baltimore and Ohio (B&O) Railroad

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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) MARION 1851 - HER HISTORY. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1851Marion.htm
  4. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) OMEGA 1851. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1851Omega.htm
  5. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) THETIS 1851. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1851Thetis.htm
  6. ^ South Australian Register Tuesday 3 February 1852. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) AMAZON 1852. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/amazon1852.shtml
  7. ^ South Australian Register Tuesday 3 February 1852. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) ANGLIA 1852. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/anglia1852.shtml

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