Aims & Objectives


In 2004 the Worthington 17th Century Project was formed and the Worthington surname was registered with the Guild of One Name Studies, London. The 17th Century Project was formed at Wigan, Lancashire, England to research and publish a book on Worthington families in the 17th Century worldwide.

During the fourth year members of the Project decided there should be a permanent Society with broader objectives.

The DNA Project commenced following the 2008 Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Dover, Kent, England.

The Worthington Family History Society was formed by members of the Worthington 17th Century Project at the AGM held in Leesburg, Virginia, USA, 4 October 2009. Other projects will be started in the future.

Membership Benefits

Registers and summaries, 17th Century Project, back issues of publications, Pedigree Charts.

How to Join

For information to join the Worthington Family History Society.

DNA Project

The results can prove family ties within genealogical time up to 1000 years.

Books for Sale

The Worthington Families of Medieval England

The Worthingtons of Failsworth and their Descendants

Coopers & Customs Cutters, Worthingtons of Dover and Related Families, 1560-1906