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Early Origins of the Hunsworth family

The surname Hunsworth was first found in Lancashire at Unsworth, a hamlet, in the township of Pilkington, parish of Prestwich cum Oldham, hundred of Salford. [1] Now part of the Metropolitan Borough of Bury, in Greater Manchester, Unsworth dates back to 1291 when it was first listed as Hundeswrth. By 1333, the place name was known as Undesworth.

Early History of the Hunsworth family

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Hunsworth Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Unsworth, Unsworthe, Hunsworth, Hunsworthe and many more.

Early Notables of the Hunsworth family

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United States Hunsworth migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Hunsworth Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Jeffrey Hunsworth, who sailed to Philadelphia in 1840

New Zealand Hunsworth 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:

Hunsworth Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Israel Hunsworth, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Oriental" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 25th February 1856 [2]

  1. Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from on Facebook