The Worthly surname was a habitational name, taken on from any of various places named Worth. The place names in turn come from the Old English "worð," meaning "enclosure," or "settlement."
Early Origins of the Worthly family
The surname Worthly was first found in Devon
at Washfield, a parish, in the union of Tiverton, hundred
of West Budleigh. "The living is a rectory, valued in the king's books at £19. 7. 6., and in the gift of J. Francis Worth, Esq. The church contains an old oak screen, which has been painted white; and a curious monument with brasses to the family of Worth." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Early History of the Worthly family
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Worthly Spelling Variations
Early Notables of the Worthly family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst the family at this time was Ellis Worth (Woorth)(c. 1587-1659), a noted English actor in the Jacobean and Caroline eras, a leading member of two important companies: Queen... Another 30 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Worthly Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Worthly family to Ireland
Some of the Worthly family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Worthly family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: John Worth, who settled in Virginia in 1636; Phillip Worth settled in Virginia in 1622; Lionel Worth settled in Boston in 1630; Peter and Mary Worth settled in Virginia in 1655.