Early Origins of the Folkworth family
The surname Folkworth was first found in Cambridgeshire
at Folksworth, a small village and parish, in the union of Peterborough, hundred
of Norman-Cross. Traditionally part of Huntingdonshire, the village has remained small over the centuries but dates back to the Domesday Book
of 1086 where it was listed as Folchesworde. CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
Literally, the place name means "enclosure of a man called Folc," from the Old English personal name
+ "worth." CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
St Helen's Church on Morborne Road was first built in 1150 AD and was later restored in 1850.
Early History of the Folkworth family
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Folkworth Spelling Variations
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Folkworth has undergone many spelling variations
, including Folksworth, Foulkesworth, Foulksworth, Folkesworth, Follsworth and many more.
Early Notables of the Folkworth family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Folkworth family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the unstable social climate in England
of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Folkworth were among those contributors: the name represented in many forms and recorded from the mid 17th century in the great migration from Europe. Migrants settled in the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands..