Early Origins of the Papworthay family
The surname Papworthay 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 Papworthay family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Papworthay 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 Papworthay History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Papworthay Spelling Variations
Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations
were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Papworthay family name include Papworth, Papworthy, Papeworth, Papword, Pappeworth, Papwroth, Papworthie, Pepworth, Paipworth, Papwordy and many more.
Early Notables of the Papworthay family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Papworthay 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 Papworthay surname or a spelling variation of the name include: Robert Papworth settled in Maryland in 1658; while another branch established themselves in Philadephia during the 1700's.