Early Origins of the Papeworth family
The surname Papeworth was first found in Cambridgeshire
where they held a family seat
. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name Papworth was first referenced in the year 1208 with Elena Papworth, In 1311 Walter de Pappeworth was mentioned for his participation for his county.
Early History of the Papeworth family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Papeworth research.Another 291 words (21 lines of text) covering the years 1273, 1547, 1723, 1331, 1414, 1372, 1381, 1382 and 1386 are included under the topic Early Papeworth History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Papeworth Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred
years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Papeworth has been spelled many different ways, including Papworth, Papworthy, Papeworth, Papword, Pappeworth, Papwroth, Papworthie, Pepworth, Paipworth, Papwordy and many more.
Early Notables of the Papeworth family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Papeworth family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Papeworths to arrive in North America: Robert Papworth settled in Maryland in 1658; while another branch established themselves in Philadephia during the 1700's.