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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.

Charlesworth Early Origins



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.

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Charlesworth Spelling Variations


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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.

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Charlesworth Early History


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Charlesworth Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Charlesworth research. Another 261 words (19 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Charlesworth History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Charlesworth Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Charlesworth Early Notables (pre 1700)



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The Great Migration



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
  • George Charlesworth, who arrived in Maryland in 1672
  • 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 Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William Charlesworth, aged 26, a miner, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Flora"
  • Benjamin Charlesworth, aged 23, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1859 aboard the ship "James Jardine"
  • Samuel Charlesworth, aged 25, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1859 aboard the ship "James Jardine"

Charlesworth Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Edward Charlesworth, aged 35, a labourer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Alma" in 1857
  • Jane Charlesworth, aged 32, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Alma" in 1857
  • George Charlesworth, aged 3, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Alma" in 1857
  • Helena Charlesworth arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Triumph" in 1883

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Contemporary Notables of the name Charlesworth (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Charlesworth (post 1700)



  • Wilma Charlesworth, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kansas, 1956
  • James F. Charlesworth, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Ohio 16th District, 1880
  • Firth Charlesworth (1834-1901), American politician, U.S. Consul in Funchal, 1884-85; Assistant Adjutant General, Kansas, 1900-01
  • Michelle Charlesworth (b. 1970), American television news anchor
  • Sarah Charlesworth (b. 1947), American conceptual artist and photographer
  • 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 10 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Justitia et virtus
Motto Translation: Justice and virtue.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    2. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    3. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    5. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    6. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    8. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    9. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    10. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    11. ...

    The Charlesworth Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Charlesworth Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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