name Auldword 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
The surname Auldword was first found in Berkshire, where this Saxon family of great antiquity held the lands and parish of Aldworth despite the
and Conquest of 1066 by Duke William of Normandy.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Auldword 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 Auldword History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
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 Auldword include Aldworth, Aldworthy, Allworth, Allworthy, Alesworth, Alworth, Alworthy and many more.
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... Another 62 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Auldword Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
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: 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.