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Wormald Early Origins



The surname Wormald was first found in Yorkshire 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 14th century when Alexander held estates in 1379.

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Wormald Spelling Variations


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Wormald Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Wormald, Wormall, Wormhall, Wormal, Wormeley, Wormell, Warmoll, Wormull, Wormhull, Wormill, Wermall and many more.

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Wormald Early History


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Wormald Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wormald research. Another 385 words (28 lines of text) covering the years 1379, 1429, 1592, 1748, 1510, 1600, 1394, 1415, 1420, 1487, 1455 and 1487 are included under the topic Early Wormald History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Wormald Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Wormald Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Wormald 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:

Wormald Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • W. E. Wormald, who came to Pennsylvania in 1838

Wormald Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Edward J. Wormald, aged 18, arrived in South Australia in 1850 aboard the ship "Constance"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Wormald (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Wormald (post 1700)



  • Kenneth "Kenny" Wormald (b. 1984), American professional dancer who has appeared in films and many music videos, best known for his role as Ren McCormack in the 2011 remake of Footloose
  • Thomas Wormald (1802-1873), English surgeon, member of the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 1824
  • Alfred Wormald (1855-1840), English first-class cricketer, who played in seven matches for Yorkshire County Cricket Club between 1885 and 1891
  • Charles Patrick Wormald (1947-2004), British historian who taught early medieval history at the University of Glasgow from 1974 to 1988
  • Jenny Wormald FRHist, FSA Scot, FRSA,, Scottish historian

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Wormald Historic Events


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Wormald Historic Events




RMS Titanic

  • Mr. Frederick William Wormald (d. 1912), aged 36, English First Class Saloon Steward from Southampton, Hampshire who worked aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking and was recovered by CS Mackay-Bennett

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Noli Me Tangere
Motto Translation: Do Not Touch Me.


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    2. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    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. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    5. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    6. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    7. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    8. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    9. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    10. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
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    The Wormald Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Wormald 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 December 2014 at 12:27.

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