Last name: Womack

This very unusual name appears to be of Northern and probably Lincolnshire origins. Found in the early spellings as Woomack, Wommock, Womacke etc.. The name is particularly associated with the villages of Wragby, Near Pontefract (Yorkshire) and Worlaby by Brigg in Lincolnshire. The origin is topographical and derives from the Old English pre 7th Century female name "Wulerun" plus "Ac" meaning "oak tree", in other words the dweller by the oad(s) of Wulfrun, the prominent oak trees were often used as the local meeting place of the "tribes". The examples of the name recordings include Thomas Woomack of Wragby, on December 15th 1622, whilst by 1674, the spelling in Womack, another Thomas being recorded as Thomas Womack also at Wragby on June 2nd of that year. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of William Whomac, which was dated February 18th 1584, a christening witness at St. Peter's, Torkcey, Lincolnshire, during the reign of Queen Elizabeth 1, "Good Queen Bess", 1558 - 1603. Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was known as Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.

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Janet Womack
Funny, I was always told that my branch of the Womacks were Scottish immigrants.

Gill Womack-Telford
All my family are from Norfolk, although I have found family in Australia so they have travelled. There are no boys to carry our name on, which is why I double barrelled it with my husbands name so that my sons can carry it on.

Chase Womack
I did not know that there was other womacks around the world. I thought we were only in England, alabama, Texas ,and Tennessee.

My great grandmother is a womack and shes from Arkansas. Live in CA.

Jacob Womack
My dads side of the family is from Oklahoma, and there still there and have been for years...

Hunter Womack

I was always told it was Scottish or English but that could have been my grandmothers side of the family.

Joe Wommack

Very interesting to search and see what is in your last name,opens up a lot of questions. My set of Wommack's are from NC and Va areas,I have found them to be all around the world.

Joe Wommack

I would like to add the fact that my Dads brother spelled his last name with 1(ONE) M........James Womack

Lonita Womack

Im from Illinois. I know i have family in kentucky, Indiana, tennessee, Alambama, mississippi, and so on.

Lonita Womack

Im from illinois. I have family in 6 states that i know of

Alan Womack

I am from the UK and as far as I can ascertain, the name is from Norfolk in England. There is an area in Norfolk called the Norfolk Broads, (an area of inland waterways) an on those waterways is one called Womack Water. If you think about it, most of the settlers to the US left from Kings Lynn in Norfolk and landed as far as I am aware in the Louisiana area of the US, and that is where the majority of Womacks still live. I have also found a link somewhere to warriors that came to the UK with two princes and that the name Womack or its derivative actually originated from Jutland.

Daniel Womack
My family is from the Oklahoma/Texas/New Mexico areas back before they were states.

Savana Womack
Most of my Womack family lives in Idaho. I've heard a lot of my family moved from Texas

Chris Womack
I have lived about 20 miles west of Atlanta Georgia majority of my but all of relatives live in Rome Georgia, and a couple of cousins in Miami Florida. About the only thing of interest that I can add is the pronunciations my Dad and my siblings have always pronounced it to just like it spelled, yet most of my relatives in N. Georgia pronounce Womack....Wamuck..

Alice Womick
my name was apparently changed from womack to womick a few hundred years ago during some war but most if my family lives in north carolina and I am related to womacks and womicks... kinda weird

Tristen Womack
my womack family is from idaho!

Devell Womack
We are all over but mainly OKC. It's lots of us in Cali Bakersfield to be exact

Eric Womack
My father, Garth Womack and his brothers from Lubbick,Texas. More in San Antonio. Me, Southern California. Cousin here, also. Woman's all over the place.

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