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The name Hepworth is an old Anglo-Saxon name. It comes from when a family lived in either of the settlements called Hepworth in Suffolk and the West Riding of Yorkshire. The surname Hepworth belongs to the large category of Anglo-Saxon habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.

Hepworth Early Origins



The surname Hepworth was first found in Yorkshire at Hepworth, a small village which dates back to at least the Domesday Book where it was listed as Heppeuuord [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
and Heppeword, part of the Burghshire wapentake. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
More recently, Hepworth is famous as one of the locations for the BBC's long-running comedy series Last of the Summer Wine.

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Hepworth Spelling Variations


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Hepworth 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 Hepworth were recorded, including Hepworth, Hepworthe and others.

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Hepworth Early History


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Hepworth Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hepworth research. Another 139 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 125 and 1257 are included under the topic Early Hepworth History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hepworth Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hepworth Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Hepworth 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 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 Hepworth family emigrate to North America:

Hepworth Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Joseph Hepworth settled in Barbados in 1634
  • Joseph Hepworth, aged 33, arrived in Barbados in 1634
  • Edw Hepworth, who landed in Virginia in 1663
  • John Hepworth, who arrived in Maryland in 1673
  • Hester Hepworth, who landed in Maryland in 1678

Hepworth Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Daniel Hepworth, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1821
  • James, Benjamin, Luke, Richard, Thomas and William Hepworth settled in Philadelphia between 1840 and 1860
  • Emily Hepworth, aged 19, arrived in New York in 1864
  • Squire Hepworth, aged 21, arrived in New York in 1864
  • Leonard Hepworth, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1867
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Hepworth Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Ernest Alfred Hepworth, aged 19, who landed in America from Manchester, in 1903
  • Charles Hepworth, aged 45, who landed in America from Dublin, Ireland, in 1907
  • Ernest Edward Hepworth, aged 30, who emigrated to America from Tydesley, England, in 1908
  • Alice Hepworth, aged 30, who landed in America from Tydesley, England, in 1908
  • Alfred Hepworth, aged 64, who emigrated to the United States from Leeds, England, in 1910
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Hepworth Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Charles Hepworth, aged 33, a engineer, arrived in South Australia in 1858 aboard the ship "Bee"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Hepworth (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Hepworth (post 1700)



  • R. G. Hepworth, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kansas, 1936
  • Oliver H. Hepworth, American Republican politician, Member of New Hampshire State House of Representatives from Derry; Elected 1938; Delegate to New Hampshire State Constitutional Convention from Derry, 1948
  • Joseph Hepworth (1834-1911), English clothing manufacturer who founded Joseph Hepworth & Son, the United Kingdom's largest clothing manufacturer, now known as Next plc
  • Arthur Hepworth (1908-1988), English professional footballer
  • James Hepworth (b. 1975), English professional golfer
  • Jonny Hepworth (b. 1982), English rugby league and rugby union footballer
  • David Hepworth (b. 1950), British journalist and music writer
  • Cecil Milton Hepworth (1874-1953), English film director, producer and screenwriter
  • Peter Nash Hepworth (b. 1967), British first class cricketer
  • David Hepworth, British racing driver, winner of the British Hill Climb Championship in 1969 and 1971
  • ... (Another 2 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Loyal au mort
Motto Translation: Faithful unto death.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  2. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)

Other References

  1. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  2. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  3. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  4. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  5. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  6. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  7. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  8. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  9. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  10. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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The Hepworth Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hepworth 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 7 January 2016 at 13:17.

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