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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.

Edgeworth Early Origins



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]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
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]CITATION[CLOSE]
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.

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Edgeworth Spelling Variations


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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.

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Edgeworth Early History


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Edgeworth Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Edgeworth research. Another 213 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1280, 1583, 1646, 1583, 1593, 1619 and 1641 are included under the topic Early Edgeworth History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Edgeworth Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Edgeworth Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 19 words (1 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Edgeworth Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Edgeworth In Ireland


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Edgeworth In Ireland



Some of the Edgeworth family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 315 words (22 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



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 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 emigrated 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 emigrated 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 emigrated to the United States from Alverstoke, England, in 1912
  • Frank Edgeworth, aged 18, who emigrated 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 Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • John Edgeworth, aged 53, who emigrated to Toronto, Canada, in 1911
  • Terese Edgeworth, aged 54, who settled in Toronto, Canada, in 1911

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Contemporary Notables of the name Edgeworth (post 1700)


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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
  • James G. Edgeworth, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Colorado 1st District, 1924
  • 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 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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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Constans contraria spernit
Motto Translation: The resolute man despises difficulties.


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Citations


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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.

Other References

  1. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  2. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  3. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  4. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  5. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  6. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  7. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  8. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  9. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  10. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  11. ...

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