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Where did the English Papworth family come from? What is the English Papworth family crest and coat of arms? When did the Papworth family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Papworth family history?
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Papworth has been recorded under many different variations, including Papworth, Papworthy, Papeworth, Papword, Pappeworth, Papwroth, Papworthie, Pepworth, Paipworth, Papwordy and many more.
First found in Cambridgeshire where they held a family seat. 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 Papworth was first referenced in the year 1208 with Elena Papworth, In 1311 Walter de Pappeworth was mentioned for his participation for his county.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Papworth research. Another 340 words(24 lines of text) covering the years 1273, 1547, and 1723 are included under the topic Early Papworth History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Papworth Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Papworth or a variant listed above:
Papworth Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century
Papworth Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
Papworth Settlers in the United States in the 20th Century
The Papworth Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Papworth 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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