The ancestry of the name Pikleworth dates from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. It comes from when the family lived in Haworth, Yorkshire
. The surname Pikleworth originally derived from the Old English word Pightel.
Pikleworth is a topographic
surname, which was given to a person who resided near a physical feature such as a hill, stream, church, or type of tree. Habitation
names form the other broad category of surnames that were derived from place-names. They were derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads. Other local
names are derived from the names of houses, manors, estates, regions, and entire counties.
Early Origins of the Pikleworth family
The surname Pikleworth was first found in Yorkshire
where they held a family seat
from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.
Early History of the Pikleworth family
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Pikleworth Spelling Variations
in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Pikleworth have been found, including Pickles, Pickel, Pickle, Pykelworthe, Pickleworth and others.
Early Notables of the Pikleworth family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Pikleworth family to the New World and Oceana
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England
. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England
, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Pikleworth, or a variant listed above: Thomas Pickles settled in Philadelphia in 1866.