Early Origins of the Ricksworth family
The surname Ricksworth was first found in North Yorkshire
at Wigglesworth, a township, in the parish of Long Preston, union of Settle, wapentake
of Staincliffe. CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
The place dates back to the Domesday Book
of 1086 where it was first listed as Winchelesuuorde CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
and was held by Roger le Poitevin, a Norman Baron
. Literally the place name means "enclosure of a man called Wincel," from the Old English personal name
+ "worth." CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
The progenitor of the American family is thought to have been Edward Wigglesworth, born 1603 in Scotton, Lincolnshire
, father of Michael Wigglesworth (1631-1705), the Puritan minister and poet. The family moved to New England
in 1638 when Michael was 7 years old.
Early History of the Ricksworth family
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Ricksworth Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Wrigglesworth, Wriglesworth, Wigglesworth, Rigglesworth, Wrikesworth, Ricksworth, Riglesworth, Rigglesford, Wrigglesforth, Rigglesforth, Wrigglesford, Wigglesworth and many more.
Early Notables of the Ricksworth family (pre 1700)
Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Michael Wigglesworth (1631-1705), author of religious poetry, born in Yorkshire
, England; he emigrated to America in 1638, best known for his poem "The Day of... Another 32 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Ricksworth Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Ricksworth family to Ireland
Some of the Ricksworth family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 93 words (7 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Ricksworth family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Hugh Wiggleworth, who came to south Carolina between the years 1670 and 1675; Peter Rigglesworth, who arrived in Virginia in 1637; Michael Wigglesworth, who is on record in New England