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The name Heyworth has a long Anglo-Saxon heritage. The name comes from when a family 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 Heyworth belongs to the large category of Anglo-Saxon habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.

Heyworth Early Origins



The surname Heyworth 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 Brontė 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]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
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]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)

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Heyworth Spelling Variations


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Heyworth Spelling Variations



Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Heyworth have been found, including Haworth, Howarth and others.

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Heyworth Early History


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Heyworth Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Heyworth research. Another 111 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1447, 1419 and 1447 are included under the topic Early Heyworth History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Heyworth Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Heyworth Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Heyworth 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



Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Heyworth, or a variant listed above:

Heyworth Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • James Heyworth, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1685
  • Alice Heyworth, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1699

Heyworth Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Emerson O. Heyworth, aged 21, who landed in America from London, in 1903
  • John Wm. Heyworth, aged 25, who landed in America from Nelson, in 1904
  • Ellen Heyworth, aged 4, who settled in America from Burnley, England, in 1908
  • Annie Heyworth, aged 22, who landed in America from Burnley, England, in 1908
  • Eliza Ann Heyworth, aged 27, who landed in America from Stanley, Co. Durham, England, in 1910
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Heyworth Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Richard Heyworth arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Midlothian" in 1859

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Contemporary Notables of the name Heyworth (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Heyworth (post 1700)



  • Lawrence Heyworth Jr. (1921-2003), American navel officer, rear admiral in the United States Navy, Superintendent of the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland in 1968
  • Peter Lawrence Frederick Heyworth (1921-1991), American-born English music critic and biographer
  • Lawrence Heyworth (1786-1872), English merchant and politician based in Liverpool, Member of Parliament for Derby, eponym of Heyworth, Illinois which was named after him by grateful officials of the Illinois Central Railroad
  • Isobel Heyworth, English female singer-songwriter from Manchester
  • Sir Geoffrey Heyworth (1894-1974), 1st Baron Heyworth, British businessman and public servant, Chairman of Imperial Chemical Industries and Unilever, lead author of The Heyworth Report (1965)

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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: Quod ero spero
Motto Translation: I hope that I shall be.


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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. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)

Other References

  1. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  2. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  3. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  4. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  5. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  6. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  7. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  8. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  9. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  10. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
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The Heyworth Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Heyworth 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.

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