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Where did the English Goodworth family come from? What is the English Goodworth family crest and coat of arms? When did the Goodworth family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Goodworth family history?
Spelling variations of this family name include: Cudworth, Cutworth, Cudworthy, Cutworthy, Goodworth, Goodworthy, Gutworth and many more.
First found in Lancashire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1384 when John of Cudworth held estates in that shire. For those interested in further research of the early history of the surname we recommend the ancient Harleian Manuscripts which are in the archives of the British Museum. These Manuscripts are a Catalogue of the Herald's Visitations between 1510 and 1600 et.seq. This distinguished surname Cudworth of Werneth of Lancashire is recorded in MS 1437 (folio 81) and others.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Goodworth research. Another 169 words(12 lines of text) covering the years 1455, 1487, 1617 and 1688 are included under the topic Early Goodworth History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 35 words(2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Goodworth Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: the name represented in many forms and recorded from the mid 17th century in the great migration from Europe. Migrants settled in the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands..
The Goodworth Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Goodworth Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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