The Pykelworth name has descended through the generations from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. Their name comes from having lived in Haworth, Yorkshire
. The surname Pykelworth originally derived from the Old English word Pightel.
Pykelworth 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 Pykelworth family
The surname Pykelworth 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 Pykelworth family
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Pykelworth Spelling Variations
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Pykelworth has undergone many spelling variations
, including Pickles, Pickel, Pickle, Pykelworthe, Pickleworth and others.
Early Notables of the Pykelworth family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Pykelworth family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the unstable social climate in England
of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Pykelworth were among those contributors: Thomas Pickles settled in Philadelphia in 1866.