Anglo-Saxon origin and comes from the family once having lived in the chapelry of Illingworth in the parish of Halifax in the West Riding of Yorkshire. This place-name was originally derived from the Old English word Illinword, which refers to an enclosure.
Early Origins of the Illingsword family
Yorkshire at Illingworth, a village that dates back to 1276 when it was first listed as Illingworthe. CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
Early History of the Illingsword family
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Illingsword Spelling Variations
spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Illingsword family name include Illingworth, Ilingworth, Illingsworth and others.
Early Notables of the Illingsword family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Illingsword family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Illingsword surname or a spelling variation of the name include: Joshua Illingsworth settled in Newcastle county in Delaware in 1852; William and James Illingworth settled in Philadelphia in 1834 and 1866.
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