Early Origins of the Papworthey family
The surname Papworthey 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 Papworthey family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Papworthey 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 Papworthey History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Papworthey Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred
years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon
surnames like Papworthey are characterized by many spelling variations
. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Papworthey include: Papworth, Papworthy, Papeworth, Papword, Pappeworth, Papwroth, Papworthie, Pepworth, Paipworth, Papwordy and many more.
Early Notables of the Papworthey family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Papworthey family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Papworthey or a variant listed above: Robert Papworth settled in Maryland in 1658; while another branch established themselves in Philadephia during the 1700's.