Pillsword History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Early Origins of the Pillsword family
The surname Pillsword was first found in Lancashire at Pilsworth a township, in the chapelry of Unsworth, parish of Middleton, union of Bury, hundred of Salford.  On the banks of the Roche is a spot called the Castle, supposed to have been the site of a "peel," or fortified house; hence the name of the township, Peelworth or Pilsworth, "the district of the fortified house." 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 was first referenced in the 13th century when they held estates in that shire.
Early History of the Pillsword family
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Pillsword Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Pilsworth, Pylsworth, Pillsworth, Pilsword and many more.
Early Notables of the Pillsword family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Pillsword family to Ireland
Some of the Pillsword family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Pillsword family
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: William Pilsworth, who settled in Ontario in 1819; as well as Arthur Pilsworth, and Thomas Pilsworth, who were both naturalized in New York, NY in 1834..
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- ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.