The Halsword name has descended through the generations from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. Their name comes from having 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 Halsword family
The surname Halsword 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 Halsword family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Halsword research.Another 269 words (19 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 Halsword History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Halsword 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 Halsword has undergone many spelling variations
, including Aldworth, Aldworthy, Allworth, Allworthy, Alesworth, Alworth, Alworthy and many more.
Early Notables of the Halsword 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... Another 74 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Halsword Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Halsword family to Ireland
Some of the Halsword family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 120 words (9 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Halsword 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 Halsword were among those contributors: 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.