Wormleighton History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Wormleighton family

The surname Wormleighton was first found in Warwickshire at Wormleighton, a parish, "in the union of Southam, Burton-Dassett division of the hundred of Kington. The Oxford canal passes near the village. Here stood the manorial residence of the Spencer family, of which some remains still exist. " [1]

This ancient Saxon parish dates back to 956 when it was known as Willmanlettune. [2] By the time of the Domesday Book of 1086, the parish was listed as Wimelestone [3] and literally meant "herb garden of a man called Wilma." [2]

Early History of the Wormleighton family

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Wormleighton Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Wormleighton, Wormlayton, Wormelayton and others.

Early Notables of the Wormleighton family (pre 1700)

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Australia Wormleighton migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Wormleighton Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Humphrey Wormleighton, English convict who was convicted in Warwick, Warwickshire, England for 14 years for stealing, transported aboard the "David Lyon" on 29th April 1830, arriving in Tasmania (Van Diemen's Land) [4]
  • Mr. Thomas Wormleighton, English convict who was convicted in Warwick, Warwickshire, England for 7 years, transported aboard the "Blenheim" on 11th March 1837, arriving in Tasmania (Van Diemen's Land) [5]
  • Mr. Joseph Wormleighton, English convict who was convicted in Leicester, Leicestershire, England for 7 years, transported aboard the ""Blenheim"" on 24th July 1850, arriving in Tasmania (Van Diemen's Land) and Norfolk Island, Australia [6]
  • Mr. William Wormleighton, English convict who was convicted in Leicester, Leicestershire, England for 7 years, transported aboard the ""Blenheim"" on 24th July 1850, arriving in Tasmania (Van Diemen's Land) and Norfolk Island, Australia [6]


  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  3. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  4. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 3rd June 2021). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/david-lyon
  5. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 15th October 2020). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/blenheim
  6. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 25th October 2020). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/blenheim


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