The Clotewith name has descended through the generations from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. Their name comes from having lived in Clatworthy in Somerset
. The surname Clotewith originally derived from the surname Clatworthy.
Early Origins of the Clotewith family
The surname Clotewith was first found in Somerset
, at Clatworthy, a village and civil parish in the West Somerset
District which dates back to the Domesday Book
of 1086 when it was first listed as Clateurde. CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
By 1243, the place name had evolved to Clatewurthy and the place name literally means "enclosure where burdock grows." CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
Clatworthy Camp is an Iron Age hill fort 3 miles (4.8 km) North West of Wiveliscombe in Somerset.
Early History of the Clotewith family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Clotewith research.Another 172 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1327, 1680, 1683, 1617, 1630, 1665, 1634, 1640, 1646 and 1626 are included under the topic Early Clotewith History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Clotewith Spelling Variations
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Clotewith has undergone many spelling variations
, including Clatworthy, Cloteworthy, Clotworthy, Clatworth and others.
Early Notables of the Clotewith family (pre 1700)
Notables of this surname at this time include: John Cloteworthy, a prominent 14th century landholder in Somerset; Sir Hugh Clotworthy (died 1630), High Sheriff
of Antrim; and his son, John Clotworthy, 1st Viscount Massereene (died 1665), an Anglo-Irish politician. He was elected to the Irish House of Commons for County Antrim... Another 58 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Clotewith Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Clotewith family to Ireland
Some of the Clotewith family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 77 words (6 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 Clotewith family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the unstable social climate in England
of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Clotewith were among those contributors: Matthew Clatworthy, who sailed to Virginia in 1635 and Roger Clatworth sailed to Virginia in 1654.