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Elworthy is a name of ancient Anglo-Saxon origin and comes from the family once having lived in Cambridgeshire, where they derived their name from the place-name Elsworth. The place-name is derived from the Old English personal name Eli and worth, an Old English word for farm. The place-name translated literally as Eli's farm. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)


Elworthy Early Origins



The surname Elworthy was first found in Cambridgeshire at Elsworth, a parish, in the union of Caxton and Arrington, hundred of Papworth. An ancient Saxon village, it dates back to 974 when it was first listed as Eleswurth. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
By the Domesday Book of 1086, the place name had evolved to Elesuuorde. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
Elworth is a village and a suburb of Sandbach, Cheshire but is rather recent in history so as to be an unlikely origin of the surname. Elworthy is a small village and civil parish in the Brendon Hills area of Somerset. [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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Elworthy Spelling Variations


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Elworthy 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 Elworthy family name include Ellesworth, Elsworth, Ellsworth, Elisworth, Ellisworth, Elsworthy and many more.

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Elworthy Early History


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Elworthy Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Elworthy research. Another 315 words (22 lines of text) covering the years 1273, 1280, 1400, 1600 and 1668 are included under the topic Early Elworthy History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Elworthy Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Elworthy Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Elworthy 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Elworthy Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Isaac Elworthy arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "William Stevenson" in 1850

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Contemporary Notables of the name Elworthy (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Elworthy (post 1700)



  • Edward Elworthy (1836-1899), English-born, New Zealand sheep farmer of 42,000 acres
  • Frederick Thomas Elworthy (1830-1907), English philologist and antiquary
  • Scilla Elworthy (b. 1943), Scottish founder of the Oxford Research Group who was awarded the Niwano Peace Prize in 2003
  • Charles Elworthy (b. 1961), New Zealand economist and social scientist
  • Kenneth David Elworthy, British Professor Emeritus of Mathematics at the University of Warwick
  • Steven Elworthy (b. 1965), former South African cricketer
  • Marshal of the Royal Air Force Samuel Charles Elworthy KG, GCB, CBE, DSO, LVO, DFC, AFC (b. 1993), Baron Elworthy, British senior officer in the Royal Air Force

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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. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  3. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Other References

  1. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  2. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  3. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  4. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  5. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  6. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  7. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  8. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  9. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  10. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
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The Elworthy Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Elworthy 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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