Alworthy is a name of ancient Anglo-Saxon
origin and comes from the family once 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 Alworthy family
The surname Alworthy 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 Alworthy family
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Alworthy Spelling Variations
Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations
were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Alworthy family name include Aldworth, Aldworthy, Allworth, Allworthy, Alesworth, Alworth, Alworthy and many more.
Early Notables of the Alworthy 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 Alworthy Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Alworthy family to Ireland
Some of the Alworthy family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Alworthy family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland
, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Alworthy surname or a spelling variation of the name include: 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.