name Cleeworth comes from when the family resided in the town of Cleworth, in the south of the county of Lancashire.
Early Origins of the Cleeworth family
The surname Cleeworth was first found in Lancashire
where they held a family seat
. From their early beginnings, for the next few centuries, the family name also acquired other estates or manors as branches established themselves throughout England
. The major conflicts of the eras, such as the War of the Roses, the English Reformation
, and the English Civil War sometimes found them to be in opposing camps, with conflicting interests.
Early History of the Cleeworth family
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Cleeworth 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. Cleeworth has been recorded under many different variations, including Cleworth, Clewarth, Cleeworth, Cleworthe and others.
Early Notables of the Cleeworth family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Cleeworth family to the New World and Oceana
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 Cleeworth or a variant listed above: Peter Cleworth, who arrived in Detroit in 1865; and Ann Cleworth, who arrived in Detroit in 1865.