Last name: Womack
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My dads side of the family is from Oklahoma, and there still there and have been for years...
My great grandmother is a womack and shes from Arkansas. Live in CA.
I did not know that there was other womacks around the world. I thought we were only in England, alabama, Texas ,and Tennessee.
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.
Funny, I was always told that my branch of the Womacks were Scottish immigrants.
There are 85+ different spellings of the Name Womack. I have found it in quite a few countries; some probably as emissaries. The most prevalent locations have been Norfolk and Yourkshire in England. The earliest I have found the name ia about 1442, William Wamuke, Son William 1470, and so on. Everyone seems to want to get off on a family crest. Only one was ever awarded, that to Bishop Lawrence Womack, and as fas as his will goes, he had no children to pass it on to - and never had a son as far as history goes [tho some claim he had one named Edward].
We were told (although it was never 100%) that our last name was German. Lot's of Womack's in TN as well as Wamack's and Womac's.
i was told my last name was german,it's funny that i had a feeling that it wasn't true.i always knew i had some kind of british history.
i am very interested in knowing my family background& it is very hard to find the truth on where the last name Womack comes from and our family tree... very would like to know!
Further to my earlier comment, I should mention that my Great Grandfather was Charles William Whitaker of Royston, Yorkshire, married to Mary Elizabeth Simpson, daughter of William Simpson, married to Sarah Womack, also of Royston. I am able to trace my family back via the generations living in Wragby, then Warmfield and, finally Royston, all very close together with close ties to Wakefield as well, my own father having been born in that City.
You mention that the earliest recordings of the Womack name was Thomas Womack who was baptised 15 Dec 1622 in Wragby, Yorkshire. You make no mention of his father, Richard Womack, married to Marye Wynck 14 Dec 1619 or of his siblings: Jana, baptised 16 Dec 1620, Maria, Baptised 11 Jun 1626 and William, baptised 17 Aug 1634. Richard Womack, married to Marye Wynck, was my eighth Great Grandfather.
I was told by family that the Womack name came from Holland and were weavers the came over to the looms in Yorkshire which ties in a little with the above.
It is an English name as far as I know. My father is from Oklahoma and his grandfather Womack was from Tennessee.
shannon womack from Tennessee
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Im African American and the last name Womack is the name of the south and I have always known that my last name was of English origin.
My family always told me that our last name was Swedish
I like the idea of a history behind my nomenclature but my family always told me the name was Polish. Looking on may either prove or disprove this theory.