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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 [1]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)
  • Mr. Duckworth, who arrived in St Christopher in 1773 [1]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)

Duckworth Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • J. Duckworth who settled in New Orleans in 1823
  • J. Duckworth, who settled in New York in 1823
  • William Duckworth, aged 29, who arrived in Missouri in 1848 [1]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)
  • H. Duckworth settled in San Francisco, California in 1852
  • Fergus B Duckworth, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1864 [1]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)

Duckworth Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Duckworth, aged 29, a bricklayer, who arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Marion" [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    South Australian Register Tuesday 12th December 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Marion 1854. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/marion1854.shtml

Duckworth Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • James H. Duckworth, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Gertrude" in 1863
  • H. Duckworth, who 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
  • William Duckworth (b. 1943), U.S. composer
  • Colonel Joseph Duckworth (1903-1964), American aviator, first person to fly through the eye of a hurricane
  • Tammy Duckworth, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 2008 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 13) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Robert P. Duckworth, American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Maryland, 1990, 2004 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 13) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Patricia Tinley Duckworth, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Iowa, 1944, 1952 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 13) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Milton Duckworth, American politician, Member of Rhode Island State Senate from Charlestown, 1911 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 13) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Lawson L. Duckworth, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Maryland State House of Delegates District 1-A, 1998 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 13) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • J. Lon Duckworth, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Georgia, 1944; Georgia Democratic State Chair, 1945 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 13) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Howard L. Duckworth, American Republican politician, Candidate in primary for Michigan State House of Representatives from Calhoun County 2nd District, 1942 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 13) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • ... (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 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    American War Memorials - Flight 1285. (Retrieved 2016, August 24) . Retrieved from http://www.uswarmemorials.org/html/monument_details.php?SiteID=317&MemID=550

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 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Commemoration Empress of Ireland 2014. (Retrieved 2014, June 17) . Retrieved from http://www.empress2014.ca/seclangen/listepsc1.html

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 [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    H.M.S. Hood Association-Battle Cruiser Hood: Crew Information - H.M.S. Hood Rolls of Honour, Men Lost in the Sinking of H.M.S. Hood, 24th May 1941. (Retrieved 2016, July 15) . Retrieved from http://www.hmshood.com/crew/memorial/roh_24may41.htm

RMS Lusitania

  • Mr. Thomas Duckworth, English Fireman from Liverpool, England, who worked aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking [7]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Lusitania Passenger List - The Lusitania Resource. (Retrieved 2014, March 6) . Retrieved from http://www.rmslusitania.info/lusitania-passenger-list/
  • 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 [7]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Lusitania Passenger List - The Lusitania Resource. (Retrieved 2014, March 6) . Retrieved from http://www.rmslusitania.info/lusitania-passenger-list/

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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



  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ South Australian Register Tuesday 12th December 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Marion 1854. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/marion1854.shtml
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 13) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  4. ^ American War Memorials - Flight 1285. (Retrieved 2016, August 24) . Retrieved from http://www.uswarmemorials.org/html/monument_details.php?SiteID=317&MemID=550
  5. ^ Commemoration Empress of Ireland 2014. (Retrieved 2014, June 17) . Retrieved from http://www.empress2014.ca/seclangen/listepsc1.html
  6. ^ H.M.S. Hood Association-Battle Cruiser Hood: Crew Information - H.M.S. Hood Rolls of Honour, Men Lost in the Sinking of H.M.S. Hood, 24th May 1941. (Retrieved 2016, July 15) . Retrieved from http://www.hmshood.com/crew/memorial/roh_24may41.htm
  7. ^ Lusitania Passenger List - The Lusitania Resource. (Retrieved 2014, March 6) . Retrieved from http://www.rmslusitania.info/lusitania-passenger-list/

Other References

  1. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  2. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  3. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  4. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  5. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  6. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  7. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  8. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  9. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  10. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
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