The Henworth name has descended through the generations from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. Their name comes from having lived in the tithing of Henwood, which is in the parish of Cumnor in Berkshire. The surname Henworth 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 Henworth family
The surname Henworth was first found in Berkshire, at Henwood. Henwood is also a hamlet in the civil parish of Linkinhorne in east Cornwall.
Early History of the Henworth family
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Henworth 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 Henworth has undergone many spelling variations
, including Henwood, Enwood and others.
Early Notables of the Henworth family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Henworth 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 Henworth were among those contributors: Thomas and Anne Henwood who settled in Barbados in 1679; as well as Abraham Henwood, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1814.