Foxworthay History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Foxworthay family

The surname Foxworthay 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. [1] Literally, the place name means "enclosure of a man called Folc," from the Old English personal name + "worth." [2] St Helen's Church on Morborne Road was first built in 1150 AD and was later restored in 1850.

Important Dates for the Foxworthay family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Foxworthay research. Another 125 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1510, 1600, 1541, 1455 and 1487 are included under the topic Early Foxworthay History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Foxworthay 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 Foxworthay has undergone many spelling variations, including Folksworth, Foulkesworth, Foulksworth, Folkesworth, Follsworth and many more.

Early Notables of the Foxworthay family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Foxworthay family

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 Foxworthay 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..

Citations

  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  2. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
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