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Pillsworth Early Origins



The surname Pillsworth was first found in Lancashire at Pilsworth a township, in the chapelry of Unsworth, parish of Middleton, union of Bury, hundred of Salford. [1]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.

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Pillsworth Spelling Variations


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Pillsworth Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Pilsworth, Pylsworth, Pillsworth, Pilsword and many more.

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Pillsworth Early History


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Pillsworth Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Pillsworth research. Another 163 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1540, 1570, 1455, 1487, 1735, 1172 and 1604 are included under the topic Early Pillsworth History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Pillsworth Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Pillsworth Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 20 words (1 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Pillsworth Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Pillsworth In Ireland


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Pillsworth In Ireland



Some of the Pillsworth family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 109 words (8 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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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Contemporary Notables of the name Pillsworth (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Pillsworth (post 1700)



  • Thomas G. Pillsworth, American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 21st District, 2000

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Other References

  1. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  2. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  3. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  4. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  5. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  6. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  7. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  8. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  9. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  10. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
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The Pillsworth Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Pillsworth Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

This page was last modified on 15 January 2016 at 11:50.

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