Wormell History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Wormell family

The surname Wormell 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.

Early History of the Wormell family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wormell research. Another 193 words (14 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 Wormell History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Wormell Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Wormell family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Wormell Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Wormell family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: W. E. Wormald, who came to Pennsylvania in 1838; as well as Willm Wormall, who came to Nova Scotia in 1750.


Contemporary Notables of the name Wormell (post 1700) +

  • Dick Wormell, American Primetime Emmy Award nominated film editor, known for his work on Beyond the Valley of the Dolls (1970), The Baby (1973) and Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (1964)
  • Christopher "Chris" Wormell (b. 1955), English print-maker, known for his illustrated children's books
  • Dr. Paul Wormell, Associate Professor at the University of Western Sydney, Australia


The Wormell 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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