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. CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
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
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
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Migration of the Pillsword family to the New World and Oceana
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..