name Awldworde comes from the family having resided in the parish of Aldworth, in the county of Berkshire. The name of that place derives from Old English words meaning
The surname Awldworde 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 Awldworde 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 Awldworde History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Awldworde has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred
years, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Spelling variants included: 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 Awldworde Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England
, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Awldwordes to arrive on North American shores: 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.