Anglo-Saxon 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 old estate or farm.
Early Origins of the Auldword family
Norman invasion and Conquest of 1066 by Duke William of Normandy.
Early History of the Auldword family
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Auldword Spelling Variations
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.
Early Notables of the Auldword family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Auldword family to Ireland
Some of the Auldword family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Auldword 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: 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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