The name Ailsworth reached English shores for the first time with the ancestors of the Ailsworth family as they migrated following the Norman Conquest
of 1066. The Ailsworth family lived in Warwickshire
where they were first established as Lords of the Manor of Kineton.
Early Origins of the Ailsworth family
The surname Ailsworth was first found in Warwickshire
where they held a family seat
as Lords of the Manor of Kineton. Conjecturally they are descended from a Norman noble who occupied this manor at the time of the taking of the Domesday Book
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
a survey of England
initiated by Duke William of Normandy
after his conquest of England
at Hastings in 1066 A.D. This Norman held his land from the King, and the estates were originally called Quintone, a market village.
Early History of the Ailsworth family
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Ailsworth Spelling Variations
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago, spelling variations
of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, Norman French and other languages became incorporated into English throughout the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Ailsworth include Aylworth, Aylesworth, Ayleworth, Ailsworth, Alesworth, Aleworth, Ailworth, Hailworth and many more.
Early Notables of the Ailsworth family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Ailsworth family to the New World and Oceana
at this time, the uncertainty of the political and religious environment of the time caused many families to board ships for distant British colonies in the hopes of finding land and opportunity, and escaping persecution. The voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, though, and many arrived in North America sick, starved, and destitute. Those who did make it, however, were greeted with greater opportunities and freedoms that they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Early immigration records have shown some of the first Ailsworths to arrive on North American shores: William Alesworth who settled in Virginia in 1654; Edward Aleworth, settled in Somers Islands in 1635; Francis Aleworth settled in Salem Massachusetts in 1630.
Contemporary Notables of the name Ailsworth (post 1700)
- R. L. Ailsworth, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Virginia, 1924 CITATION[CLOSE]
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