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Oldwork History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The lineage of the name Oldwork begins with the Anglo-Saxon tribes in Britain. It is a result of when they lived in the county of Yorkshire, where they held manor at Haldsworth.

Early Origins of the Oldwork family

The surname Oldwork was first found in Yorkshire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

Early History of the Oldwork family

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Oldwork Spelling Variations

Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Oldwork has undergone many spelling variations, including Holdsworth, Holesworth, Houlsworth, Holdworth, Houldworth and many more.

Early Notables of the Oldwork family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Oldwork family to the New World and Oceana

To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Oldwork were among those contributors: Seth Holdsworth settled in Barbados in 1675; Scholas Houldsworth arrived in Philadelphia in 1856.

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