The name Wallworth arrived in England
after the Norman Conquest
of 1066. The Wallworth family lived in Surrey
, at Walworth.
Early Origins of the Wallworth family
The surname Wallworth was first found in Surrey
where they were Lords of the manor of Walworth from early times. At the time of the taking of the Domesday Book
survey in 1086, Walworth was held by Baynard from the Archbishop of Canterbury, and conjecturally the Walworths are descended from this Baynard a Norman noble.
Early History of the Wallworth family
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Wallworth Spelling Variations
Anglo-Norman names tend to be marked by an enormous number of spelling variations
. This is largely due to the fact that Old and Middle English lacked any spelling rules when Norman French was introduced in the 11th century. The languages of the English courts at that time were French and Latin. These various languages mixed quite freely in the evolving social milieu. The final element of this mix is that medieval scribes spelled words according to their sounds rather than any definite rules, so a name was often spelled in as many different ways as the number of documents it appeared in. The name was spelled Wallworth, Wallworthe, Walworth, Walworthe, Woolworth, Woolworthe, Wolworth, Wolworthe, Walwork, Walworke, Wallwork and many more.
Early Notables of the Wallworth family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Wallworth family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Wallworth Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- W. Wallworth, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Lutterworth" in 1878
Contemporary Notables of the name Wallworth (post 1700)
- Joseph F. Wallworth (b. 1876), American Republican politician, Member of New Jersey State Senate from Camden County, 1921-23; Chair of Camden County Republican Party, 1925-27 CITATION[CLOSE]
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