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The surname Kilworth was first found in Northumberland where Killingworth is a township in the parish of Long Benton. There may have been another local in Norfolk as many of the early records of the surname are found there: Adam de Kellyngworthe was listed in the Hundredorum Rolls 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 Norfolk. CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
During the era when a person's name, tribe and posterity was one of his most important possessions, many different spellings were found in the archives examined. Kilworth occurred in many references, and spelling variations of the name found included Killingworth, Chillingworth, Shillingworth and others.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kilworth research. Another 133 words (10 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Kilworth History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Kilworth Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
The Kilworth Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kilworth 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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