Sudworth History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Sudworth family

The surname Sudworth was first found in Lancashire, principally in the area of Samlesbury Hall where they held a family seat from very ancient times, as Lords of the manor of Southworth. Specifically, Houghton with Middleton and Arbury was an ancient family homestead. "The three manors were granted by the Baron of Newton at an early period to the Southworths, at first of Southworth, but afterwards of Samlesbury. Sir John Southworth, said to have been a favourite of Queen Elizabeth's, is supposed to have sold much of the family property in this quarter; which is extremely probable, as in the 11th of Charles I., of all the extensive possessions of the Southworths, the manor of Samlesbury was alone remaining." [1]

Early History of the Sudworth family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Sudworth research. Another 55 words (4 lines of text) covering the years 1592 and 1654 are included under the topic Early Sudworth History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Sudworth Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Southworth, Southwood, Sowarth, Southwerth and others.

Early Notables of the Sudworth family (pre 1700)

Notables of this surname at this time include: Sir Thomas Southworth of Southworth; and Father John Southworth (also called Saint John Southworth) (1592-1654), an English Catholic martyr who was from the Lancashire family who lived...
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Ireland Migration of the Sudworth family to Ireland

Some of the Sudworth family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


Australia Sudworth migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Sudworth Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. William Sudworth, English convict who was convicted in Salford, Great Manchester, England for 10 years, transported aboard the "Candahar" on 26th March 1842, arriving in Tasmania (Van Diemen's Land) [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Sudworth (post 1700) +

  • George Bishop Sudworth (1864-1927), American botanist, Chief Dendrologist of the United States Forest Service, known for his book A Check List of the Forest Trees of the United States
  • Anne Sudworth, British artist and illustrator, known for her depictions of magical trees and haunting moonlit landscapes


  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 9th December 2020). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/candahar


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