The lineage of the name Clotworthy begins with the Anglo-Saxon
tribes in Britain. It is a result of when they lived in Clatworthy in Somerset
. The surname Clotworthy originally derived from the surname Clatworthy.
Early Origins of the Clotworthy family
The surname Clotworthy 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 Clotworthy family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Clotworthy 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 Clotworthy History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Clotworthy 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 Clotworthy has undergone many spelling variations
, including Clatworthy, Cloteworthy, Clotworthy, Clatworth and others.
Early Notables of the Clotworthy 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 Clotworthy Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Clotworthy family to Ireland
Some of the Clotworthy 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 Clotworthy 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 Clotworthy were among those contributors:
Clotworthy Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- John B Clotworthy, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1866 CITATION[CLOSE]
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)
Clotworthy Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- Mathias Clotworthy, aged 22, a carpenter, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bebington" in 1872
- Margaret Clotworthy, aged 20, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bebington" in 1872
Contemporary Notables of the name Clotworthy (post 1700)
- Robert "Bob" Lynn Clotworthy (b. 1931), American gold, silver and two-time bronze medalist diver, active in the 1950s
- Robert Clotworthy (b. 1955), American voice actor, best known as the narrator for History Channel's show Ancient Aliens