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Dilworth Early Origins



The surname Dilworth was first found in Lancashire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. After the Battle of Hastings in 1066, William, Duke of Normandy, having prevailed over King Harold, granted most of Britain to his many victorious Barons. It was not uncommon to find a Baron, or a Bishop, with 60 or more Lordships scattered throughout the country. These he gave to his sons, nephews and other junior lines of his family and they became known as under-tenants. They adopted the Norman system of surnames which identified the under-tenant with his holdings so as to distinguish him from the senior stem of the family. After many rebellious wars between his Barons, Duke William, commissioned a census of all England to determine in 1086, settling once and for all, who held which land. He called the census the Domesday Book, [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)
indicating that those holders registered would hold the land until the end of time. Hence, conjecturally, the surname is descended from the tenant of the lands of Dilworth by an unknown Norman noble who was under tenant of the King and was recorded in the Domesday Book census of 1086. William de Dilworth succeeded to the estatesn in 1332.

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Dilworth Spelling Variations


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Dilworth Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Dilworth, Dillworth, Dillsworth, Tilworth and many more.

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Dilworth Early History


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Dilworth Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dilworth research. Another 203 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1442, 1672, and 1780 are included under the topic Early Dilworth History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Dilworth Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Dilworth Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 30 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Dilworth Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Dilworth Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • James Dilworth, who setted in Delaware Bay or River in 1682
  • James Dilworth, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1682 [2]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)

Dilworth Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • George Dilworth, who settled in America in 1741

Dilworth Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Christ. Dilworth, who settled in Philadelphia in 1808
  • Jane Dilworth, who setted in Baltimore in 1830

Dilworth Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Joseph Dilworth, who settled in Toronto in 1871

Dilworth Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Matthew Dilworth, English convict from York, who was transported aboard the "Agincourt" on July 6, 1844, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 24) Agincourt voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1844 with 226 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/agincourt/1844

Dilworth Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • James Dilworth, who landed in Auckland, New Zealand in 1843

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Contemporary Notables of the name Dilworth (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Dilworth (post 1700)



  • J. Richardson Dilworth (1916-1997), American businessman, known for being a lawyer for the Rockefeller family
  • Dianna Dilworth (b. 1978), American filmmaker and journalist from San Diego, California
  • Robert Palmer Dilworth (1914-1993), American mathematician who specialized in lattice theory, developer of Dilworth's theorem
  • Richardson Dilworth (1898-1974), American Democratic Party politician, born in the Pittsburgh area, 116th Mayor of Philadelphia (1956-1962)
  • Don Dilworth, American composer
  • Lee F. Dilworth, American politician, Representative from Mississippi 2nd District, 2000, 2002 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 11) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Horace L. Dilworth, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Delaware, 1920, 1924 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 11) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Danny Dilworth, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Mississippi, 2008 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 11) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • B. S. Dilworth, American Republican politician, Mayor of Grafton, West Virginia, 1919 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 11) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • B. G. Dilworth, American Democrat politician, Chair of Dent County Democratic Party, 1949 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 11) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • ... (Another 3 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  2. ^ 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)
  3. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 24) Agincourt voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1844 with 226 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/agincourt/1844
  4. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 11) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

Other References

  1. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  2. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  3. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  4. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  5. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  6. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  7. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  8. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  9. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
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The Dilworth Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Dilworth 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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