Alsword History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The ancestry of the name Alsword dates from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It comes from when the family 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 Alsword family
The surname Alsword 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 Alsword family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Alsword research. Another 36 words (3 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 Alsword History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Alsword Spelling Variations
Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Alsword have been found, including Aldworth, Aldworthy, Allworth, Allworthy, Alesworth, Alworth, Alworthy and many more.
Early Notables of the Alsword 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 sat in the House of Commons from 1661 to 1679; Robert Aldworth...
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Migration of the Alsword family to Ireland
Some of the Alsword family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Alsword family
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Alsword, or a variant listed above: 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.
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