Early Origins of the Atworthy family
The surname Atworthy was first found in Wiltshire
at Atworth, a tything and chapelry, in the parish of Great Bradford, union and hundred
of Bradford that dates back to 1001 when it was listed as Attenwrthe. The place name literally means "enclosure or a man called Atta," from the Old English personal name
+ "worth." CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
An ancient Roman villa was located here and is one of six within approximately a three-mile radius. As far as the surname is concerned, the first records were found on the Hundredorum Rolls
of 1273 where Geoffery de Attewurth and William de Attewurthe were both listed in Wiltshire
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
Early History of the Atworthy family
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Atworthy 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 Atworthy include Atworth, Attworth, Attworthy, Atworthe, Atworthy, Atworthy, Atteworth and many more.
Early Notables of the Atworthy family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Atworthy family to the New World and Oceana
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:
Atworthy Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- H. G. Atworthy, aged 27, who emigrated to the United States, in 1921