Edgeworth History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The ancient history of the Edgeworth name begins with the ancient Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the family resided in the parish of Edgeworth, Gloucestershire, and/or at Edgworth in Lancashire.

Early Origins of the Edgeworth family

The surname Edgeworth was first found in Edgworth, a township in the chapelry of Turton, in the hundred of Salford, Lancashire. It comprises 2960 acres of pasture and moor and dates back to 1212 when it was listed as Eggewrthe. The name probably means "enclosure on an edge or hillside" from the Old English "ecg" + "worth." [1] Edgeworth is a small village and civil parish in Gloucestershire that had only 149 inhabitants as of 1848. Edgeworth, later called Edgeware was a village in Middlesex that was the original homestead of Roger Edgeworth, the Elizabethan monk whose family emigrated to Ireland. [2]

Important Dates for the Edgeworth family

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Edgeworth Spelling Variations

Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Edgeworth include Edgeworth, Edgworth, Edgeware, Edgeworthe and others.

Early Notables of the Edgeworth family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Edgeworth family to Ireland

Some of the Edgeworth family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 162 words (12 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Edgeworth migration to the United States

Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Edgeworth or a variant listed above:

Edgeworth Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • John Edgeworth who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1786
Edgeworth Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • George and Robert Edgeworth, who settled in Philadelphia in 1868
  • Ml. J. Edgeworth, aged 20, who settled in America from Kerry, in 1892
  • Margt. Edgeworth, aged 20, who settled in America from Queenstown, in 1893
  • James Edgeworth, aged 25, who landed in America from Kerry, in 1893
  • Julia Edgeworth, aged 56, who immigrated to the United States from Dublin, in 1894
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Edgeworth Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • John Edgeworth, aged 21, who immigrated to America from Ballyhaunis, in 1904
  • Thomas Edgeworth, aged 5, who landed in America from Bagnalstown, in 1905
  • David Tannatt Wm. Edgeworth, aged 48, who landed in America from Sydney, in 1906
  • Maurice Raymond Edgeworth, aged 26, who immigrated to the United States from Alverstoke, England, in 1912
  • Frank Edgeworth, aged 18, who immigrated to the United States from Ballyseedy, Ireland, in 1913
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Edgeworth migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Edgeworth Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century
  • John Edgeworth, aged 53, who immigrated to Toronto, Canada, in 1911
  • Terese Edgeworth, aged 54, who settled in Toronto, Canada, in 1911

Contemporary Notables of the name Edgeworth (post 1700)

  • Onslow Edgeworth (b. 1915), American actor, known for his role in The Rebel
  • W. Edgeworth (b. 1911), American actor, known for his role in Nell Gwynne
  • Robert Edgeworth, American Professor of Classics, Louisiana State University
  • Ann Edgeworth, American film assistant, known for her work on A Beautiful Mind (2001), Meet the Parents (2000) and Revolutionary Road (2008)
  • Kathy Edgeworth, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Louisiana, 2008 [3]
  • James G. Edgeworth, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Colorado 1st District, 1924 [3]
  • Ronald Edgeworth (1938-1994), English pianist and composer, older brother of Patrick Edgeworth
  • Patrick Edgeworth (b. 1942), English stage and screenwriter
  • Honora Edgeworth (1751-1780), née Sneyd, English writer known for her work on children's education, 2nd wife of Richard Lovell Edgeworth
  • Walter Edgeworth -Johnstone KBE (1863-1936), Irish soldier in the Royal Irish Regiment, Amateur Boxing Association of England heavyweight Champion (1895 and 1896)
  • ... (Another 8 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations

  1. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  2. ^ Burke, John Esq. A Genealogical and Heraldic History of The Landed Gentry; or Commoners of Great Britian and Ireland. London: Henry Colburn Publisher, 13, Great Marlborough Street, 1837, Print.
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 29) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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