Charlesworth History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Anglo-Saxon name Charlesworth comes from when the family resided at Charlesworth, a village in the county of Derbyshire located near Chapellon, on the boarder of Yorkshire. The surname literally means of Charlesworth, which was customary of surnames in medieval England to add one's personal name to the name of the area of residence. The suffix worth is also very common as it denotes that the individuals lived at an enclosure or a homestead.

Early Origins of the Charlesworth family

The surname Charlesworth was first found in Derbyshire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

Important Dates for the Charlesworth family

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Charlesworth Spelling Variations

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 Charlesworth include Charlesworth, Charlsworth, Charlesworthe and others.

Early Notables of the Charlesworth family (pre 1700)

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Charlesworth migration to the United States

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:

Charlesworth Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • John Charlesworth, who arrived in Maryland in 1666 [1]
  • George Charlesworth, who arrived in Maryland in 1672 [1]
  • Joseph Charlesworth who settled in Pennsylvania in 1683 with his wife Sarah
Charlesworth Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Benjamin Charlesworth who settled in New York in 1821

Charlesworth migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Charlesworth Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • William Charlesworth, aged 26, a miner, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Flora" [2]
  • Benjamin Charlesworth, aged 23, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1859 aboard the ship "James Jardine"
  • Samuel Charlesworth, aged 25, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1859 aboard the ship "James Jardine"

Charlesworth migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Charlesworth Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Edward Charlesworth, aged 35, a labourer, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Alma" in 1857
  • Jane Charlesworth, aged 32, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Alma" in 1857
  • George Charlesworth, aged 3, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Alma" in 1857
  • Miss Mary Charlesworth, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Sir George Pollock" arriving in Bluff, Southland, South Island, New Zealand in January 1863 [3]
  • Helena Charlesworth, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Triumph" in 1883

Contemporary Notables of the name Charlesworth (post 1700)

  • Michelle Charlesworth (b. 1970), American television news anchor
  • Sarah Charlesworth (b. 1947), American conceptual artist and photographer
  • Wilma Charlesworth, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kansas, 1956 [4]
  • James F. Charlesworth, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Ohio 16th District, 1880 [4]
  • Firth Charlesworth (1834-1901), American politician, U.S. Consul in Funchal, 1884-85; Assistant Adjutant General, Kansas, 1900-01 [4]
  • Maria Louisa Charlesworth (1819-1880), English author of religious books
  • Arthur Laurence Charlesworth (1898-1966), English footballer
  • Albert Percy Charlesworth (1865-1926), English first-class cricketer
  • Richard Anthony "Dick" Charlesworth (1932-2008), English jazz clarinettist, saxophonist and bandleader
  • Crowther Charlesworth (1875-1953), English cricketer
  • ... (Another 11 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Citations

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ South Australian Register Monday 9th April 1855. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Flora 1855. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/flora1855.shtml
  3. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  4. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 1) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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