Hayworth History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Hayworth belongs to the early history of Britain, it's origins lie with the Anglo-Saxons. It is a product of their having lived in or near the settlement of Haworth in the West Riding of Yorkshire. Hayward's Heath in Sussex is another possible origin of the name. The surname Hayworth belongs to the large category of Anglo-Saxon habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.

Early Origins of the Hayworth family

The surname Hayworth was first found in Yorkshire and Lancashire. Today Haworth is a rural village within the City of Bradford, in West Yorkshire, best known by the vicarage and former residence of the Brontë sisters. Their father was the vicar. Haworth dates back to 1209 when it was first listed as Hauewrth and literally meant "enclosure with a hedge," from the Old English words "haga" + "worth." [1] The Lancashire branch originated at Haworth in the Parish of Rochdale, Salford hundred. One of the first records of the name was Robert de Haworth, Abbot of Stanlaw Abbey, resigned after having served 24 years as Abbot in 1292. Robert de Hawrth was listed in the Yorkshire Pipe Rolls. Alicia de Haworth was listed in the Yorkshire Poll Tax Rolls of 1379. Johannes Haueworth and Johannes de Haworth were also listed on the same roll. [2]

Important Dates for the Hayworth family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hayworth research. Another 56 words (4 lines of text) covering the years 1447, 1419 and 1447 are included under the topic Early Hayworth History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Hayworth Spelling Variations

Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Hayworth include Haworth, Howarth and others.

Early Notables of the Hayworth family (pre 1700)

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Hayworth migration to the United States

Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Hayworth were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records:

Hayworth Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • John Hayworth, who arrived in Virginia in 1638 [3]
Hayworth Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Thomas Hayworth, who landed in Virginia in 1713 [3]

Hayworth migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Hayworth Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Martha Hayworth, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "City of Auckland" in 1872

Contemporary Notables of the name Hayworth (post 1700)

  • John D. Hayworth Jr. (b. 1958), American Republican politician, Television reporter; U.S. Representative from Arizona, 1995-2007 (6th District 1995-2003, 5th District 2003-07) [4]
  • Donald Hayworth (1898-1982), American Democrat politician,U.S. Representative from Michigan 6th District, 1955-57; Defeated, 1950, 1952, 1956, 1958, 1962 [4]
  • Tracy Keith Hayworth (b. 1967), former American NFL football linebacker
  • Volga Hayworth (1897-1945), born Volga Cansino, American dancer and vaudevillian. mother of Rita Hayworth
  • John David "JD" Hayworth Jr. (b. 1958), American politician
  • Rita Hayworth (1918-1987), American film actress and dancer
  • Raymond Hall Hayworth (1904-2002), Major League Baseball catcher

Citations

  1. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  2. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  3. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  4. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 18) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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