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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 came to Delaware Bay or River in 1682
  • James Dilworth, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1682

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 came to 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 [2]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 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
  • Lee F. Dilworth, American politician, Representative from Mississippi 2nd District, 2000, 2002
  • Horace L. Dilworth, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Delaware, 1920, 1924
  • Danny Dilworth, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Mississippi, 2008
  • B. S. Dilworth, American Republican politician, Mayor of Grafton, West Virginia, 1919
  • B. G. Dilworth, American Democrat politician, Chair of Dent County Democratic Party, 1949
  • Mrs. B. G. Dilworth, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Missouri, 1940
  • Richardson K. Dilworth (1899-1974), American Democrat politician, Candidate for Governor of Pennsylvania, 1950, 1962; Mayor of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1956-62
  • ... (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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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. ^ 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

Other References

  1. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  2. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  3. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  4. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  5. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  6. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  7. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  8. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  9. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  10. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. 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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