where Killingworth is a township in the parish of Long Benton. There may have been another
as many of the early records of the surname are found there: Adam de Kellyngworthe was listed in the
of 1273; and Thomas de Killingworth was vicar of Windham as listed in the Feet of Fines of 1388. The Feet of Fines of 1561 list Thomas de Killingworth, again in
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The name, Killingsworth, occurred in many references, and from time to time, it was spelt Killingworth, Chillingworth, Shillingworth and others.
The New World beckoned settlers from the Scottish-English borders. They sailed aboard the armada of sailing ships known as the "White Sails" which plied the stormy Atlantic. Some called them, less romantically, the "coffin ships." Among the early settlers bearing the Killingsworth surname who came to North America were:
Killingsworth Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Wiley S. Killingsworth, aged 34, who settled in America, in 1897
Killingsworth Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Walter M. Killingsworth, aged 22, who immigrated to the United States from Wisbeck, England, in 1923
- Allen Killingsworth, aged 28, who immigrated to Chicago, Ill, in 1924