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When the ancestors of the Worlidge family emigrated to England following the Norman Conquest in 1066 they brought their family name with them. They lived in Kent, at Woolwich.

Worlidge Early Origins



The surname Worlidge was first found in Kent where they held a family seat. The name is derived from the borough of London, which, originally the Saxon name Hulviz, at the time of the taking of the Domesday Book in 1086 by Duke William of Normandy, was held by Hamo the Sheriff, sometimes known as Hamo the Senechal (historian). It was customary amongst the Norman Barons to assign the name of the locality as a surname to a son so as to distinguish son from father. Hamo's, second son, Hamon, is most likely to be the under-tenant holding Woolwich, from his father, and conjecturally, the family are descended thusly. Wollage Green was also held, as was Woolwich Wood.

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Worlidge Spelling Variations


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Worlidge Spelling Variations



The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries. For that reason, spelling variations are common among many Anglo-Norman names. The shape of the English language was frequently changed with the introduction of elements of Norman French, Latin, and other European languages; even the spelling of literate people's names were subsequently modified. Worlidge has been recorded under many different variations, including Woolwich, Woolidge, Woolich, Woolidge, Woolage, Wooledge, Woledge, Woolage, Wolage, Wolledge, Worledge, Worlidge, Worllege, Worlledge, Worlage, Wolladge, Woolidge, Wollage, Wooladge, Worlych, Woolych, Woolydge, Wollydge, Warledge, Wullich, Wullidge, Wulladge, Wullage, Wooleich and many more.

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Worlidge Early History


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Worlidge Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Worlidge research. Another 181 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1313, 1524, 1827, 1598, 1668, 1621, 1625, 1640 and 1700 are included under the topic Early Worlidge History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Worlidge Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Worlidge Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 49 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Worlidge 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



To escape the uncertainty of the political and religious uncertainty found in England, many English families boarded ships at great expense to sail for the colonies held by Britain. The passages were expensive, though, and the boats were unsafe, overcrowded, and ridden with disease. Those who were hardy and lucky enough to make the passage intact were rewarded with land, opportunity, and social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families went on to be important contributors to the young nations of Canada and the United States where they settled. Worlidges were some of the first of the immigrants to arrive in North America:

Worlidge Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • William Worlidge, who landed in Virginia in 1622

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    2. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    3. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    4. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    5. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    6. 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.
    7. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    8. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    9. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    10. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
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    The Worlidge Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Worlidge 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 29 August 2013 at 13:32.

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