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The Anglo-Saxon name Aldworth comes from when the family resided 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.

Aldworth Early Origins



The surname Aldworth 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.

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Aldworth Spelling Variations


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Aldworth Spelling Variations



Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Aldworth include Aldworth, Aldworthy, Allworth, Allworthy, Alesworth, Alworth, Alworthy and many more.

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Aldworth Early History


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Aldworth Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Aldworth research. Another 71 words (5 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 Aldworth History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Aldworth Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Aldworth Early Notables (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 Aldworth Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Aldworth In Ireland


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Aldworth In Ireland



Some of the Aldworth family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 47 words (3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:

Aldworth Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Edward Aldworth, aged 13, landed in Bermuda in 1635
  • Dix Aldworth, aged 15, arrived in Barbados in 1635
  • Eliz Aldworth, aged 15, landed in Bermuda in 1635
  • Elizabeth Aldworth who landed in Bermuda with her brother Edward in 1635 where they started their plantations. They later moved to the mainland
  • Matthew Aldworth, who landed in New Hampshire in 1649
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Aldworth Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Joseph Aldworth arrived in Philadelphia in 1848
  • Richard Aldworth landed in Philadelphia in 1856

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Contemporary Notables of the name Aldworth (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Aldworth (post 1700)



  • Donald Ross Aldworth (1889-1961), American head coach of the University of Maine's football team in 1918

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Aldworth Historic Events


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Aldworth Historic Events




RMS Titanic

  • Mr. Charles Augustus Aldworth (d. 1912), aged 30, American First Class passenger from Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    2. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    3. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    4. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    5. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    6. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    7. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    8. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    9. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    10. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    11. ...

    The Aldworth Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Aldworth 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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