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Work Early Origins



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.

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Work Spelling Variations


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Work Spelling Variations



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

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Work Early History


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Work Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Work research. Another 285 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1455 and 1487 are included under the topic Early Work History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Work Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Work Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Work 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:

Work Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

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

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, arrived in South Carolina in 1812
  • Joseph Work, aged 47, landed in Tennessee in 1812
  • Allen Work, aged 24, landed in Mobile, Ala in 1851

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 [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

Work Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Margaret Work, aged 21, a domestic servant, arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Marion"
  • William Work, aged 39, arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Omega"
  • Peter Work, aged 15, arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Thetis"
  • James Work, aged 19, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Amazon"
  • James Work, aged 38, a tenent farmer, arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Anglia"
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Work (post 1700)


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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

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Work Family Crest Products


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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. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  2. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  3. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  4. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  5. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  6. 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).
  7. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  8. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  9. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  10. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  11. ...

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