The surname Worsdale was first found in Lancashire 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 year 1332 when John Wiresdale held lands. 
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Migration of the Worsdale family
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: William Worsdell, who arrived in Buffalo, NY in 1842; as well as Joseph Worsdell, who was naturalized in Philadelphia in 1868.