Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the Ouldsworde family once lived in the county of Yorkshire, where they held manor at Haldsworth.
Early Origins of the Ouldsworde family
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 Ouldsworde family
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Ouldsworde Spelling Variations
spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Ouldsworde family name include Holdsworth, Holesworth, Houlsworth, Holdworth, Houldworth and many more.
Early Notables of the Ouldsworde family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Ouldsworde family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Ouldsworde surname or a spelling variation of the name include: Seth Holdsworth settled in Barbados in 1675; Scholas Houldsworth arrived in Philadelphia in 1856.
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