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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.

Clotworthy Early Origins



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. [1]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." [2]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.

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Clotworthy Spelling Variations


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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.

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Clotworthy Early History


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Clotworthy Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Clotworthy research. Another 101 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1327, 1680, 1683, 1617, 1665, 1646 and 1626 are included under the topic Early Clotworthy History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Clotworthy Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Clotworthy Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 27 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Clotworthy Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Clotworthy In Ireland


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Clotworthy In Ireland



Some of the Clotworthy family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 75 words (5 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



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

Clotworthy Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Mathias Clotworthy, aged 22, a carpenter, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bebington" in 1872
  • Margaret Clotworthy, aged 20, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bebington" in 1872

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Contemporary Notables of the name Clotworthy (post 1700)


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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

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  2. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)

Other References

  1. 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.
  2. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  3. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  4. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  5. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  6. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  7. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  8. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  9. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  10. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
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The Clotworthy Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Clotworthy 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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