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Wormell Early Origins



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.

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Wormell Spelling Variations


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Wormell 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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Wormell Early History


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Wormell Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wormell 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 Wormell History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Wormell Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Wormell Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Wormell 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 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.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Wormell (post 1700)


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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

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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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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    2. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    3. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    4. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
    6. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    7. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    8. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    9. 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.
    10. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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    The Wormell Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Wormell 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 5 December 2013 at 16:16.

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