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Where did the English Elworthy family come from? What is the English Elworthy family crest and coat of arms? When did the Elworthy family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Elworthy family history?Elworthy is a name of ancient Anglo-Saxon origin and comes from the family once having lived in Cambridgeshire, where they derived their name from the place-name Elsworth. The place-name is derived from the Old English personal name Eli and worth, an Old English word for farm. The place-name translated literally as Eli's farm.
Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Elworthy family name include Ellesworth, Elsworth, Ellsworth, Elisworth, Ellisworth, Elsworthy and many more.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Elworthy research. Another 343 words(24 lines of text) covering the years 1273, 1280, 1400, 1600, and 1668 are included under the topic Early Elworthy History in all our PDF Extended History products.
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For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Elworthy surname or a spelling variation of the name include: Josiah Ellsworth who settled in New England in 1620 and purchased land there. The Ellsworths were among the first settlers to land in the New World. Later David Ellsworth landed in Massachusetts and moved to Boston in 1767. By 1852 John Ellsworth had traveled across the states to settle in San Francisco..
The Elworthy Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Elworthy Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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