Edgworth History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The name Edgworth first arose amongst the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It is derived from their having lived in the parish of Edgeworth, Gloucestershire, and/or at Edgworth in Lancashire.
Early Origins of the Edgworth family
The surname Edgworth 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." 
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.  Stephen de Eddeworth was Warden of the City of London in 1268.
Early History of the Edgworth family
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Edgworth Spelling Variations
One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Edgworth has appeared include Edgeworth, Edgworth, Edgeware, Edgeworthe and others.
Early Notables of the Edgworth family (pre 1700)
Notables of this surname at this time include: Roger Edgeworth (d. 1560), was a Catholic divine, born at Holt Castle, the seat of Sir William Stanley, brother to the Earl of Derby. He was a canon of the cathedrals of Salisbury and Wells...
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Migration of the Edgworth family to Ireland
Some of the Edgworth family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Edgworth migration to Australia +
Emigration to Australia
followed the First Fleets
of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:
Edgworth Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Mary A. Edgworth, aged 27, a servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Norman"
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The Edgworth 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.
- ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
- ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
- ^ 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.