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The lineage of the name Duckworth begins with the Anglo-Saxon tribes in Britain. It is a result of when they lived in the settlement of Duckworth in the county of Lancashire. The surname Duckworth belongs to the large category of Anglo-Saxon habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.

Duckworth Early Origins



The surname Duckworth was first found in Cambridgeshire where one of the earliest records is of Hugo de Duckworth in 1216 who was listed in the Rotuli de Oblatis et Finibus (p. 587) and his descendant Sire John Duckworth was summoned to a great council of Westminster in 1324.

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Duckworth Spelling Variations


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Duckworth 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 Duckworth has undergone many spelling variations, including Duckworth, Dykeward, Duckword, Duckward, Duckwort, Duckwart, Dickworth, Dickward, Dickword and many more.

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Duckworth Early History


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Duckworth Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Duckworth research. Another 365 words (26 lines of text) covering the years 1310 and 1379 are included under the topic Early Duckworth History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Duckworth Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Duckworth Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Duckworth 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



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 Duckworth were among those contributors:

Duckworth Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Elizabeth Duckworth, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1712-1713
  • Mr. Duckworth, who arrived in St Christopher in 1773

Duckworth Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • J. Duckworth who settled in New Orleans in 1823
  • J. Duckworth settled in New York in 1823
  • William Duckworth, aged 29, arrived in Missouri in 1848
  • H. Duckworth settled in San Francisco, California in 1852
  • Fergus B Duckworth, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1864

Duckworth Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Duckworth, aged 29, a bricklayer, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Marion"

Duckworth Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • James H. Duckworth arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Gertrude" in 1863
  • H. Duckworth arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Asterope" in 1865

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Contemporary Notables of the name Duckworth (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Duckworth (post 1700)



  • Brandon J. Duckworth (b. 1976), American Major League Baseball pitcher with the Boston Red Sox
  • Tammy Duckworth, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 2008
  • Robert P. Duckworth, American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Maryland, 1990, 2004
  • Patricia Tinley Duckworth, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Iowa, 1944, 1952
  • Milton Duckworth, American politician, Member of Rhode Island State Senate from Charlestown, 1911
  • Lawson L. Duckworth, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Maryland State House of Delegates District 1-A, 1998
  • J. Lon Duckworth, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Georgia, 1944; Georgia Democratic State Chair, 1945
  • Howard L. Duckworth, American Republican politician, Candidate in primary for Michigan State House of Representatives from Calhoun County 2nd District, 1942
  • Eugene Goodman Duckworth (1875-1959), American politician, Mayor of Orlando, Florida, 1919-24; Resigned 1924
  • William Fred Duckworth (1899-1972), American politician, Mayor of Norfolk, Virginia, 1950-62
  • ... (Another 15 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Duckworth Historic Events


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Duckworth Historic Events




Arrow Air Flight 1285

  • Mr. James Frederick Duckworth (b. 1957), American Staff Sergeant from Westernport, Maryland, USA who died in the crash of Arrow Air Flight 1285 on December 12, 1985 in Gander, Newfoundland, Canada

Empress of Ireland

  • Mr. William Barrett Duckworth, British Electrician from United Kingdom who worked aboard the Empress of Ireland and survived the sinking on May 29th 1914

HMS Hood

  • Mr. Kenneth R R Duckworth (b. 1921), English Able Seaman serving for the Royal Navy from Newark on Trent, Nottinghamshire, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking

RMS Lusitania

  • Mr. Thomas Duckworth, English Fireman from Liverpool, England, who worked aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking
  • Mrs. Elizabeth Ann Duckworth, American 3rd Class passenger from Taftville, Connecticut, USA, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and survived the sinking by escaping in life boat 21

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Suggested Readings for the name Duckworth


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Suggested Readings for the name Duckworth



  • German Burnett (G.B.) Kyle of Logan County, Arkansas, and His Wayne County, Tennessee, Ancestors: Duckworth, Kyle, Nesbitt, Staggs, Wilson and their Descendants and Allied Families by Edith Madeline Replogle Raymond.
  • Zachary Taylor French and Rachel Evelyn Duckworth: Their Ancestors and Descendants by Gene Lawrence Jackson.

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    2. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    3. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    4. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    5. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    6. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    7. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    8. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    9. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    11. ...

    The Duckworth Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Duckworth 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.

    This page was last modified on 29 September 2016 at 21:14.

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