Hacworthey History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The Anglo-Saxon name Hacworthey comes from the family having resided in the area that was referred to as Hackworth. The surname Hacworthey is derived from two words; Hack, the Scandinavian personal name and worth which is the Anglo-Saxon word which means a homestead or farm.
Early Origins of the Hacworthey family
The surname Hacworthey was first found in Devon, where they became one of the noted west country families.
Early History of the Hacworthey family
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Hacworthey Spelling Variations
Hacworthey has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Spelling variants included: Hackworth, Hakeworth, Hackwith, Hacworth, Hackworthy, Ackworth, Acworth and many more.
Early Notables of the Hacworthey family (pre 1700)
Distinguished members of the family include George Acworth, (d. 1578) English civilian and divine, educated at Peterhouse, Cambridge. He was admitted a fellow of his college 26 Jan. 1553, and graduated M.A. in 1555. "He was admitted an advocate in 1562, and created LL.D. of Cambridge in the following year. Dr. Acworth was chancellor...
Migration of the Hacworthey family
In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Hacwortheys to arrive on North American shores: Charles Ackworth, who settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1769.