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WORTHINGTON Family History

This interesting surname is of Anglo-Saxon origin, and is a locational name from any of the places so called; in Lancashire, recorded as "Worthinton", in the Curia Rolls of 1210, and in Leicestershire, which appeared as "Werditone" in the Domesday Book of 1086. The derivation for both places is the same, that is, from the Olde English pre 7th Century byname "Wureth", Worthy, or "worthign", a derivative of "worth", enclosure, and the Olde English "-tun", settlement. During the Middle Ages, when migration for the purpose of job-seeking was becoming more common, people often used their former village name as a means of identification, resulting in a wide dispersal of the name.

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Rob Stockman

Hello, Came across my 10th great Grandfather John Worthington of Chester II BIRTH 24 FEB 1623 • Chester, Cheshire, England DEATH 18 FEB 1717 • Pownall Fee, Cheshire, England As I dont know anything about the Worthington Family I thought this would be a great place to start. We like in Birkenhead England, then immigrated to Canada in 1967. It would be great to find out my about the family.


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