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The ancestors of the Illingsworth surname lived among the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. The name comes from when they 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.

Illingsworth Early Origins



The surname Illingsworth was first found in Yorkshire at Illingworth, a village that dates back to 1276 when it was first listed as Illingworthe. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)

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Illingsworth Spelling Variations


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Illingsworth Spelling Variations



Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Illingsworth include Illingworth, Ilingworth, Illingsworth and others.

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Illingsworth Early History


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Illingsworth Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Illingsworth research. Another 99 words (7 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Illingsworth History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Illingsworth Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Illingsworth Early Notables (pre 1700)



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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:

Illingsworth Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Richard Illingsworth, who arrived in Maryland in 1658
  • William Illingsworth, who arrived in Maryland in 1658

Illingsworth Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Joshua Illingsworth settled in Newcastle county in Delaware in 1852
  • Joseph B Illingsworth, who landed in Indiana in 1854

Illingsworth Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Illingsworth arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Constance" in 1848

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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)

Other References

  1. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  2. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  3. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  4. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  5. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  6. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  7. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  8. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  9. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  10. 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.
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The Illingsworth Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Illingsworth 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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