Of all the Anglo-Saxon
names to come from Britain, Aldwork is one of the most ancient. The name is a result of the original family having lived in the parish of Aldworth, in the county of Berkshire. The name of that place derives from Old English words meaning old estate or farm
Early Origins of the Aldwork family
The surname Aldwork was first found in Berkshire, where this Saxon family of great antiquity held the lands and parish of Aldworth despite the Norman invasion
and Conquest of 1066 by Duke William of Normandy.
Early History of the Aldwork family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Aldwork research.Another 269 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1634, 1646, 1653, 1627, 1642, 1614, 1680, 1661, 1679, 1624, 1676, 1654, 1660, 1677, 1714, 1712, 1714, 1693, 1775 and 1629 are included under the topic Early Aldwork History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Aldwork Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred
years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Aldwork has been spelled many different ways, including Aldworth, Aldworthy, Allworth, Allworthy, Alesworth, Alworth, Alworthy and many more.
Early Notables of the Aldwork family (pre 1700)
Notables of the family at this time include Robert Aldworth (died 1634), a Bristol-born English merchant and philanthropist; Richard Aldworth, an English politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1646 to 1653, Sheriff of Bristol in 1627 and Mayor in 1642; Richard Aldworth (c 1614-1680), an English politician who... Another 74 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Aldwork Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Aldwork family to Ireland
Some of the Aldwork family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 120 words (9 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Aldwork family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Aldworks to arrive in North America: Elizabeth Aldworth who landed in Bermuda with her brother Edward in 1635; where they started their plantations. They later moved to the mainland. Joseph and Richard arrived in 1848.