Early Origins of the Wormend family
The surname Wormend was first found in Staffordshire
where they held a family seat
from very ancient times, before and after the Norman Conquest
in 1066. It is believed to be descended from Wermund, an ancient Saxon name occurring in the genealogy of the Kings of Mercia.
Early History of the Wormend family
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Wormend Spelling Variations
Before the last few hundred
years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations
are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon
surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Wormend were recorded, including Wardman, Warman, Wordman and others.
Early Notables of the Wormend family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Wormend family to the New World and Oceana
To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England
went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Wormend family emigrate to North America: Casper Wardman who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1732.