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MacKworth is one of the thousands of new names that the Norman Conquest brought to England in 1066. The MacKworth family lived in Mackworth, a town in Derbyshire. The place name was rendered Macheuorde in the Domesday Book, a census taken by William the Conqueror twenty years after his conquest of England to determine the extent and value of his holdings for taxation purposes in 1086. It is a compound of the Old English personal name Macca and the suffix worth, which meant enclosure, or farm. Therefore the place name translates as "Macca's farm." It is from this name that the family name is derived.

MacKworth Early Origins



The surname MacKworth was first found in Derbyshire where this Gaelic sounding name held a family seat as Lords of the Manor of Mackworth at the time of the taking of the Domesday Book in 1086 A.D. In 1086 the manor was held by Earl Hugh of Mackworth and there is still evidence of the ruined castle.

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MacKworth Spelling Variations


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MacKworth Spelling Variations



Multitudes of spelling variations are a hallmark of Anglo Norman names. Most of these names evolved in the 11th and 12th century, in the time after the Normans introduced their own Norman French language into a country where Old and Middle English had no spelling rules and the languages of the court were French and Latin. To make matters worse, medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, so names frequently appeared differently in the various documents in which they were recorded. The name was spelled McWorth, MacWorth, Mackworth, Worth, Macwirth, McWirth, MacWirth, MacWurth, McWurth, McWyrth and many more.

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MacKworth Early History


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MacKworth Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our MacKworth research. Another 219 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1619 and 1803 are included under the topic Early MacKworth History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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MacKworth Early Notables (pre 1700)


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MacKworth Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early MacKworth Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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MacKworth In Ireland


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MacKworth In Ireland



Some of the MacKworth family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 120 words (9 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Because of this political and religious unrest within English society, many people decided to immigrate to the colonies. Families left for Ireland, North America, and Australia in enormous numbers, traveling at high cost in extremely inhospitable conditions. The New World in particular was a desirable destination, but the long voyage caused many to arrive sick and starving. Those who made it, though, were welcomed by opportunities far greater than they had known at home in England. Many of these families went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name MacKworth or a variant listed above:

MacKworth Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Arthur Mackworth arrived in Portland Maine in 1630
  • Arthur Mackworth, who arrived in Virginia in 1643
  • Charles Mackworth, who landed in Virginia in 1659
  • Fran Mackworth, who arrived in Virginia in 1664
  • John Mackworth, who landed in Virginia in 1664

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Contemporary Notables of the name MacKworth (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name MacKworth (post 1700)



  • Alan Mackworth, Professor of Computer Science at the University of British Columbia

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MacKworth Historic Events


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MacKworth Historic Events




RMS Lusitania

  • Lady Margaret Haig Mackworth, Welsh 1st Class Passenger from Cardiff, Wales, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and survived the sinking

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    2. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    3. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    4. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    5. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    6. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    7. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    8. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    9. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    10. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    11. ...

    The MacKworth Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The MacKworth 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.

    This page was last modified on 13 November 2014 at 16:22.

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