Aicheworthey History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The name Aicheworthey belongs to the early history of Britain, it's origins lie with the Anglo-Saxons. It is a product of their having lived in the area that was referred to as Hackworth. The surname Aicheworthey 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 Aicheworthey family
The surname Aicheworthey was first found in Devon, where they became one of the noted west country families.
Early History of the Aicheworthey family
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Aicheworthey Spelling Variations
Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Aicheworthey include Hackworth, Hakeworth, Hackwith, Hacworth, Hackworthy, Ackworth, Acworth and many more.
Early Notables of the Aicheworthey family (pre 1700)
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 in 1562, and created LL.D. of Cambridge in the following year. Dr. Acworth was chancellor...
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Migration of the Aicheworthey family
Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Aicheworthey were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records: Charles Ackworth, who settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1769.