Show ContentsAcworth History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Acworth is a name whose history is connected to the ancient Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the Acworth family once lived in the area that was referred to as Hackworth. The surname Acworth is derived from two words; Hack, the Scandinavian personal name and worth which is the Anglo-Saxon word which means a homestead or farm.

Early Origins of the Acworth family

The surname Acworth was first found in Devon, where they became one of the noted west country families.

Early History of the Acworth family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Acworth research. Another 77 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1273, 1379, 1553, 1555, 1562, 1570, 1573, 1576 and 1578 are included under the topic Early Acworth History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Acworth Spelling Variations

Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Acworth family name include Hackworth, Hakeworth, Hackwith, Hacworth, Hackworthy, Ackworth, Acworth and many more.

Early Notables of the Acworth family

Distinguished members of the family include

  • George Acworth, (d. 1578) English civilian and divine, educated at Peterhouse, Cambridge. He was admitted a fellow of his college 26 Jan. 1553, and graduated M.A. in 1555. "He was admitted an advocate...


United States Acworth migration to the United States +

For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Acworth surname or a spelling variation of the name include:

Acworth Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Richard Acworth, who landed in Maryland in 1662 [1]


  1. Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)


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