The Letchworth surname is derived from the place name Letchworth, in Hertfordshire. It is thought that the village name comes from the Old English "lycce" or "enclosure" and "worþ" or "homestead."
Early Origins of the Letchworth family
The surname Letchworth was first found in the Rolls drawn up during the reign of King Edward 1 (1272-1307), where there is record of Urban de Letchworth. Among the names in the Poll Tax of 1379 are Thomas de Letchworth and one Johannes de Letchworth. Before the Norman Conquest, the village of Letchworth was held by Godwin of Souberie (Soulbury,) under authority of King Edward the Confessor. By 1086, the Domesday record shows that Letchworth was owned by Robert Gernon, and its value was assessed at "10 hides."
Important Dates for the Letchworth family
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Letchworth Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Letchworth, Latchworth, Letchworthy and others.
Early Notables of the Letchworth family (pre 1700)
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Letchworth migration to the United States
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Letchworth Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
Mrs. Ogden P. Letchworth, aged 50, who immigrated to the United States, in 1905
Ogden P. Letchworth, aged 53, who landed in America, in 1905
Wilson Letchworth, aged 26, who landed in America, in 1905
Catherine Letchworth, who immigrated to the United States, in 1906
Geoffrey Josiah Letchworth, who landed in America, in 1906