Ilworth is a name of ancient Anglo-Saxon
origin and comes from a 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 Ilworth family
The surname Ilworth was first found in 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 Ilworth family
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Ilworth Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations
are common among early Anglo-Saxon
names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Ilworth has been recorded under many different variations, including Illingworth, Ilingworth, Illingsworth and others.
Early Notables of the Ilworth family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Ilworth family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England
made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Ilworth or a variant listed above: Joshua Illingsworth settled in Newcastle county in Delaware in 1852; William and James Illingworth settled in Philadelphia in 1834 and 1866.