Pilsworth History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Pilsworth family

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

Important Dates for the Pilsworth family

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Pilsworth Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Pilsworth family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Pilsworth family to Ireland

Some of the Pilsworth family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 60 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Pilsworth migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Pilsworth Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Arthur Pilsworth, and Thomas Pilsworth, who were both naturalized in New York, NY in 1834

Pilsworth migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Pilsworth Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • William Pilsworth, who settled in Ontario in 1819

Pilsworth migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Pilsworth Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mrs. Sarah Pilsworth, (b. 1813), aged 45, British settler travelling from Gravesend aboard the ship "Mystery" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 29th March 1859 [2]
  • Mr. Henry Pilsworth, (b. 1829), aged 29, British farm labourer travelling from Gravesend aboard the ship "Mystery" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 29th March 1859 [2]

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Citations

  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
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