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The Anglo-Saxon name Worthington comes from when the family resided in Lancashire at Worthington, a parish of Standish, union of Wigan, hundred of Leyland.

Worthington Early Origins



The surname Worthington was first found in Lancashire at Worthington. "This place, anciently called Worthinton, was allotted, soon after the Domesday Survey, to Albert Greslet. A family of the local name were resident at the Hall in 1588, and from them proceeded the Worthingtons of Blainscough, of Crawshaw, and of Shevington." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
The place name literally means "estate associated with a man called Weorth," from the Old English personal name + "-ing" + "tun." [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
It dates back to the Domesday Book of 1086 where it was first listed as Werditone. [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
While the village and civil parish in North West Leicestershire is also named Worthington, it is from the former historical county of Lancashire that the family originates. Now part of Greater Manchester, Worthington is a civil parish within the Metropolitan Borough of Wigan. Wrightington in Lancashire was another ancient family seat. "The lordship was given by Albert de Gresley to Orm, son of Ailward or Edward, progenitor of the Ashtons, of Ashton; and his descendants were called de Wrightington." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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Worthington Spelling Variations


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Worthington Spelling Variations



The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Worthington has been recorded under many different variations, including Worthington, Wrightington and others.

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Worthington Early History


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Worthington Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Worthington research. Another 189 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1549, 1627, 1671, 1754, 1618 and 1671 are included under the topic Early Worthington History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Worthington Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Worthington Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 49 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Worthington Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Worthington In Ireland


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Worthington In Ireland



Some of the Worthington family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Worthington or a variant listed above:

Worthington Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Nicholas Worthington settled in Connecticut in 1630
  • Henry Worthington settled in New England in 1631
  • Nicholas Worthington, who landed in Connecticut in 1649
  • William Worthington, who arrived in Maryland in 1664
  • John Worthington, who arrived in Virginia in 1665
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Worthington Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Philip Worthington, aged 60, landed in Ohio in 1812
  • M. R. Worthington arrived in Philadelphia with their two children in 1820
  • Peter Worthington, who arrived in Savanna(h), Georgia in 1837
  • Richard Worthington, who landed in Savanna(h), Georgia in 1845
  • R Worthington, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Worthington Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Mary Worthington, English convict from Lancaster, who was transported aboard the "Arab" on December 14, 1835, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Arab voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1835 with 132 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/arab/1835
  • George Worthington arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Lady Lilford" in 1839 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) LADY LILFORD 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839LadyLilford.htm
  • Frederick Worthington arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Singapore" in 1839 [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) SINGAPORE (aka SINCAPORE) 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Singapore.gif
  • Mary Worthington arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Singapore" in 1839 [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) SINGAPORE (aka SINCAPORE) 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Singapore.gif
  • Isaac Worthington arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Sir Charles Forbes" in 1839 [7]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) SIR CHARLES FORBES (originally Charles Forbes) 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839SirCharlesForbes.htm
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Worthington Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • D. B. Worthington arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Golconda" in 1859
  • George Worthington, aged 32, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Jessie Osborne" in 1867
  • Mary Worthington, aged 29, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Jessie Osborne" in 1867
  • Alice Worthington, aged 9, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Jessie Osborne" in 1867
  • George Worthington, aged 7, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Jessie Osborne" in 1867
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Worthington (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Worthington (post 1700)



  • William Jackson Worthington (1833-1914), American politician
  • William H. Worthington (1828-1862), American farmer, lawyer, and military officer
  • William Worthington (1872-1941), American silent film actor and director
  • Edward Worthington (1754-1804), Irish-born, American American pioneer and soldier who explored and later helped settle the Kentucky frontier
  • Doug Worthington Jr. (b. 1987), American football defensive tackle for the St. Louis Rams
  • Denison Worthington (1806-1880), American politician, Member of the Wisconsin State Assembly and the Wisconsin State Senate
  • Craig Richard Worthington (b. 1965), American former Major League Baseball player whop played from 1988 to 1996, Topps Rookie All-Star Third Baseman in 1989
  • Christa Worthington (1956-2002), American fashion writer for Women's Wear Daily, Cosmopolitan, ELLE, Harper's Bazaar, and the New York Times who was raped and stabbed to death at her home
  • Charles Campbell "C.C" Worthington (1854-1944), American industrialist who invented the first commercially successful gang lawnmower for golf fairway maintenance, instrumental in the foundation of the Professional Golfers Association (PGA)
  • Calvin Coolidge "Cal" Worthington (1920-2013), American car dealer, the largest single owner of a car dealership chain in 1988 with $316.8 million in sales
  • ... (Another 22 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Worthington Historic Events


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Worthington Historic Events




Empress of Ireland

  • Mr. P. Worthington, British Fireman from United Kingdom who worked aboard the Empress of Ireland and died in the sinking on May 29th 1914

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Suggested Readings for the name Worthington


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Suggested Readings for the name Worthington



  • A Genealogical Sketch of the Worthington and Plaskitt Families with Others by J. Plaskitt.

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Motto


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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: In opinum sed gratum
Motto Translation: In my opinion, but graciously


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Citations


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Citations



  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. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Arab voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1835 with 132 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/arab/1835
  5. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) LADY LILFORD 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839LadyLilford.htm
  6. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) SINGAPORE (aka SINCAPORE) 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Singapore.gif
  7. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) SIR CHARLES FORBES (originally Charles Forbes) 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839SirCharlesForbes.htm

Other References

  1. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  2. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  3. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  4. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  5. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  6. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  7. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  8. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  9. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  10. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  11. ...

The Worthington Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Worthington 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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