Eceworthy History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Eceworthy is a name whose history is connected to the ancient Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the Eceworthy family once lived in the area that was referred to as Hackworth. The surname Eceworthy is derived from two words; Hack, the Scandinavian personal name and worth which is the Anglo-Saxon word which means a homestead or farm.
Early Origins of the Eceworthy family
The surname Eceworthy was first found in Devon, where they became one of the noted west country families.
Early History of the Eceworthy family
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Eceworthy Spelling Variations
Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Eceworthy family name include Hackworth, Hakeworth, Hackwith, Hacworth, Hackworthy, Ackworth, Acworth and many more.
Early Notables of the Eceworthy family (pre 1700)
Distinguished members of the family include George Acworth, (d. 1578) English civilian and divine, educated at Peterhouse, Cambridge. He was admitted a fellow of his college 26 Jan. 1553, and graduated M.A. in 1555. "He was admitted an advocate in 1562, and created LL.D. of Cambridge in the following year. Dr. Acworth was chancellor...
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Migration of the Eceworthy family
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Eceworthy surname or a spelling variation of the name include: Charles Ackworth, who settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1769.