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The history of the Wormington family name begins after the Norman Conquest of 1066. They lived in Northampton, at Warmington, a village and civil parish. The place dates back to c. 980 when it was listed as Wyrmingtun. By the time of the Domesday Book, the name had evolved to Wermintone and was derived from the Old English personal name "Wyrma" + the suffix "tun." The name literally translates to "estate associated with a man called Wyrma. The last census lists a population of 874. In Warwickshire, there's another Warmington in the Stratford District Council area. In this case, the name also dates back to the Domesday Book [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
where it was listed as Warmintone. Literally, the place name means "estate associated with a man called Waerme or Waermund," again from the Old English personal name. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
The last census for this village listed only 297 people residing there.

Wormington Early Origins



The surname Wormington was first found in Northamptonshire where they had been granted lands by King William after the Norman Conquest, for their support at the Battle of Hastings in 1066. They acquired the lands from the King through Peterborough Abbey and provided two fully equipped men at arms for the Abbey. The Mill at Warmington provided 325 eels annually for the King's table. This mill was restored after it had fallen into disrepair in the 19th century to now include a retail showroom.

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Wormington Spelling Variations


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Wormington Spelling Variations



Anglo-Norman names are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. When the Normans became the ruling people of England in the 11th century, they introduced a new language into a society where the main languages of Old and later Middle English had no definite spelling rules. These languages were more often spoken than written, so they blended freely with one another. Contributing to this mixing of tongues was the fact that medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, ensuring that a person's name would appear differently in nearly every document in which it was recorded. The name has been spelled Warmington, Wermington and others.

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Wormington Early History


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Wormington Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wormington research. Another 69 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 146 and 1461 are included under the topic Early Wormington History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Wormington Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Wormington Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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The Great Migration



For many English families, the political and religious disarray that plagued their homeland made the frontiers of the New World an attractive prospect. Thousands migrated, aboard cramped disease-ridden ships. They arrived sick, poor, and hungry, but were welcomed in many cases with far greater opportunity than at home in England. Many of these hardy settlers went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Among early immigrants bearing the name Wormington or a variant listed above were:

Wormington Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Wormington, who arrived in Virginia in 1655

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Contemporary Notables of the name Wormington (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Wormington (post 1700)



  • Hannah Marie Wormington (1914-1994), American archaeologist, known for her writings and fieldwork on southwestern and Paleo-Indians

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Citations


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  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  2. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)

Other References

  1. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  2. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  3. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  4. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  5. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  6. 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.
  7. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  8. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  9. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  10. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
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The Wormington Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Wormington 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.

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