Early Origins of the Papwordy family
The surname Papwordy 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 Papwordy family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Papwordy 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 Papwordy History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Papwordy Spelling Variations
Papwordy has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred
years, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Spelling variants included: Papworth, Papworthy, Papeworth, Papword, Pappeworth, Papwroth, Papworthie, Pepworth, Paipworth, Papwordy and many more.
Early Notables of the Papwordy family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Papwordy family to the New World and Oceana
In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England
, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Papwordys to arrive on North American shores: Robert Papworth settled in Maryland in 1658; while another branch established themselves in Philadephia during the 1700's.