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Hedworth Early Origins



The surname Hedworth was first found in Yorkshire. However, the township of Monkton in Durham had an early significance to the family. "This place was a very early possession of the monastery of Jarrow, whence the name is derived; and afterwards was the property of the Hedworths of Harraton, for the alienation of which, John Hedworth had licence in the first year of Bishop Sever, 'in order to raise certain trusts and uses therein.' " [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
And the parish of Southwick in Durham is also of particular interest to the family. "The estate was once the property of a family named Suthwyk, and afterwards formed part of the possessions of the Hedworths." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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Hedworth Spelling Variations


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Hedworth 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 Hedworth has undergone many spelling variations, including Hedworth, Hedworthy, Headworth, Headworthy, Headword, Headward and many more.

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Hedworth Early History


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Hedworth Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hedworth research. Another 271 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1510, 1600, 1499, 1455, 1487, 1626, 1705 and 1673 are included under the topic Early Hedworth History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hedworth Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hedworth Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 32 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hedworth Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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 Hedworth were among those contributors:

Hedworth Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Doris Hedworth, aged 9, who emigrated to the United States from S. Shielas, England, in 1916
  • Marion Hedworth, aged 8, who landed in America from S. Shielas, England, in 1916
  • Elaine Hedworth, aged 32, who emigrated to the United States from S. Shielas, England, in 1916
  • Alexander Hedworth, aged 42, who landed in America, in 1919
  • Charles Hedworth, who settled in America, in 1919
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Hedworth (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Hedworth (post 1700)



  • Huntley Hedworth, British photographer
  • Toby Hedworth QC,, British lawyer nationally recognized as a leading criminal practitioner by both the Legal 500 and Chambers Guide to the UK Legal Profession

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Other References

  1. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  2. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  3. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  4. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  5. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  6. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  7. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  8. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  9. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  10. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
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The Hedworth Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hedworth Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

This page was last modified on 12 February 2016 at 12:05.

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