The origins of the Awlworthy name lie with England's ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. It comes from when the family 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 Awlworthy family
The surname Awlworthy 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 Awlworthy family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Awlworthy research.Another 269 words (19 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 Awlworthy History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Awlworthy Spelling Variations
Before the last few hundred
years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations
are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon
surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Awlworthy were recorded, including Aldworth, Aldworthy, Allworth, Allworthy, Alesworth, Alworth, Alworthy and many more.
Early Notables of the Awlworthy 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 Awlworthy Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Awlworthy family to Ireland
Some of the Awlworthy family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 120 words (9 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Awlworthy family to the New World and Oceana
To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England
went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Awlworthy family emigrate to North America: 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.