Aynesworth History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The roots of the Anglo-Saxon name Aynesworth come from when the family resided in the area of Ainsworth in the parish of Middleton. Some instances, generally the Hainsworth spelling, come from Hainworth in West Yorkshire, derived in turn from an Old English personal name Hagena; while other instances of the name came from Ainsworth in the parish of Middleton, in Lancashire, from the Old English personal name Ægen.

Early Origins of the Aynesworth family

The surname Aynesworth was first found in Greater Manchester at Ainsworth, a small village and now a suburb within Radcliffe, in the Metropolitan Borough of Bury. Historically part of Lancashire, the place name is derived from Haineswrthe which dates back to c. 1200. [1]

"The family of Aynesworth, located here, was of considerable antiquity, and is mentioned in the reigns of Edward III and Richard II, at which latter time John de Aynesworth was of Pleasington, in Blackburn parish." [2] The village is also called Cockey-Moor.

Important Dates for the Aynesworth family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Aynesworth research. Another 54 words (4 lines of text) covering the years 1881, 1523, 1554, 1571, 1622, 1560, 1571, 1660 and 1743 are included under the topic Early Aynesworth History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Aynesworth Spelling Variations

The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Aynesworth has been recorded under many different variations, including Ainsworth, Ainsworthy, Aynsworth, Answorth and others.

Early Notables of the Aynesworth family (pre 1700)

Notables of the family at this time include John Ainsworth ( fl. 1523), English politician from Pershore and Worcester, Member of Parliament for Worcester in 1554. Henry Ainsworth (1571-1622), was an English Nonconformist clergyman and scholar, educated at Caius College, Cambridge. He was the "leader of the separatist congregation at Amsterdam, and controversialist, was, according to the Lancashire historians, one of an...
Another 60 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Aynesworth Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Aynesworth family

For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Aynesworth or a variant listed above: Michael Ainsworth who landed in America in 1752; Jonathon Ainsworth who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1834; and two Johns, who landed at the same port in 1846 and 1860.

Contemporary Notables of the name Aynesworth (post 1700)

  • Jake Aynesworth, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1948 [3]

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Citations

  1. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  2. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 18) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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