Hallsworth History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The name Hallsworth is an old Anglo-Saxon name. It comes from when a family lived in the parish of Aldworth, in the county of Berkshire. The name of that place derives from Old English words meaning old estate or farm.
Early Origins of the Hallsworth family
The surname Hallsworth was first found in Berkshire, where this Saxon family of great antiquity held the lands and parish of Aldworth despite the Norman invasion and Conquest of 1066 by Duke William of Normandy.
Early History of the Hallsworth family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hallsworth research. Another 36 words (3 lines of text) covering the years 1634, 1646, 1653, 1627, 1642, 1614, 1680, 1661, 1679, 1624, 1676, 1654, 1660, 1677, 1714, 1712, 1714, 1693, 1775 and 1629 are included under the topic Early Hallsworth History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Hallsworth Spelling Variations
Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Hallsworth were recorded, including Aldworth, Aldworthy, Allworth, Allworthy, Alesworth, Alworth, Alworthy and many more.
Early Notables of the Hallsworth family (pre 1700)
Notables of the family at this time include Robert Aldworth (died 1634), a Bristol-born English merchant and philanthropist; Richard Aldworth, an English politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1646 to 1653, Sheriff of Bristol in 1627 and Mayor in 1642; Richard Aldworth (c 1614-1680), an English politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1661 to 1679; Robert Aldworth...
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Migration of the Hallsworth family to Ireland
Some of the Hallsworth family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Hallsworth family
To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Hallsworth family emigrate to North America: Elizabeth Aldworth who landed in Bermuda with her brother Edward in 1635; where they started their plantations. They later moved to the mainland. Joseph and Richard arrived in 1848.
Contemporary Notables of the name Hallsworth (post 1700) +
- Michael Hallsworth, British Principal Advisor, Behavioural Insights Team; Honorary Lecturer, Imperial College London
- Scott Hallsworth (b. 1975), Australian chef, restaurateur and author
- Sir Joseph Hallsworth (1884-1974), British trade union leader from Audenshaw, near Manchester, Secretary of the Amalgamated Union of Co-operative Employees (1916–1921)
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