Early Origins of the Wormhill family
The surname Wormhill 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 Wormhill family
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Wormhill 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 Wormhill family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Wormhill family to the New World and Oceana
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.
The Wormhill 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.