Anglo-Saxon culture. The name Cloteworth comes from when the family lived in Clatworthy in Somerset. The surname Cloteworth originally derived from the surname Clatworthy.
Early Origins of the Cloteworth family
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 Cloteworth family
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Cloteworth Spelling Variations
spelling variations under which the name Cloteworth has appeared include Clatworthy, Cloteworthy, Clotworthy, Clatworth and others.
Early Notables of the Cloteworth family (pre 1700)
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...
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Migration of the Cloteworth family to Ireland
Some of the Cloteworth family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Cloteworth family to the New World and Oceana
At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Cloteworth arrived in North America very early: Matthew Clatworthy, who sailed to Virginia in 1635 and Roger Clatworth sailed to Virginia in 1654.
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