Worwood History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancient history of the Worwood name begins with the ancient Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the family resided in the county of Warwickshire or in the settlement of Warwick in the county of Cumberland. The surname Worwood belongs to the large category of Anglo-Saxon habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, farmsteads, counties, or other locations.

Early Origins of the Worwood family

The surname Worwood was first found in Cumberland where one of the first on record was Alwine of Warwick who held the castles and manor about the year 1050. His son, Turchil de Warwick [1] appeared in the Domesday Book in 1086 as a tenant of the same manors. "Turchil owned his surname to his office of sheriff or Warwickshire." [2]

The Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 list John de Warrewyc in Yorkshire, Matilda de Warewyck in Cambridgeshire and John de Warewyk in Oxfordshire. [3]

Further the north in Scotland, one of the first records of then name there was "Richardus de Warewic [who] witnessed William de Moreuille's charter c. 1196." [4]

A few years later, Willelmus de Warewic witnessed a charter by Adam de Hastengis of land of Kegildurs to Aberbrothros c. 1214-1226. Richard de Warwyk del count de Are rendered homage to King Edward I in 1296. [4]

Early History of the Worwood family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Worwood research. Another 81 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1481, 1642, 1406, 1406, 1401, 1406, 1414, 1609, 1683, 1640, 1683, 1680, 1683 and are included under the topic Early Worwood History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Worwood Spelling Variations

Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Worwood include Warwick, Warwyke, Warrick, Warrack, Warrock, Warrich and many more.

Early Notables of the Worwood family (pre 1700)

Distinguished members of the family include John Warwick ( fl. 1406), an English politician, Member of the Parliament for Totnes in 1406; John Warwick, an English politician, Member of Parliament for Northamptonshire (1401-1406); John Warwick...
Another 34 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Worwood Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Ireland Migration of the Worwood family to Ireland

Some of the Worwood family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 80 words (6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


Australia Worwood migration to Australia +

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

Worwood Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Sarah Worwood, English convict from Worcester, who was transported aboard the "Amphitrite" on August 21, 1833, settling in New South Wales, Australia [5]

HMS Hood
  • Mr. Raymond F Worwood (b. 1922), English Able Seaman serving for the Royal Navy from Foleshill, Warwickshire, England, who sailed into battle and died in the sinking [6]


  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  2. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  3. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  4. ^ Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
  5. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Amphitrite voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1833 with 99 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/amphitrite/1833
  6. ^ H.M.S. Hood Association-Battle Cruiser Hood: Crew Information - H.M.S. Hood Rolls of Honour, Men Lost in the Sinking of H.M.S. Hood, 24th May 1941. (Retrieved 2016, July 15) . Retrieved from http://www.hmshood.com/crew/memorial/roh_24may41.htm


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