This most interesting name, of Anglo-Saxon origin, is a locational name from Edgeworth, in Gloucestershire, which appears in the Domesday Book of 1086 as "Egesworde"; and in Lancashire, recorded as "Eggewrthe" in the Book of Fees (1212). The placename itself is composed of the Olde English pre 7th Century elements "ecg", a hillside or ridge, and "worth" an enclosure; hence, "the enclosure on the hillside or the ridge". The surname first appears in the early 13th Century (see below). One Peter de Eggeworth appears in the "Testa de Neville temp" Henry 111 to Edward 1 (circa 1216 - 1272) in Gloucestershire, while Hugh de Eggeworthe of Turton, Lancashire was recorded in the Lay Subsidy (Rylands) in 1332. A family called Edgeworth has lived in County Longford, Ireland, since 1583, and gave their name to the town of Edgeworthstown. A Coat of Arms was granted to Francis Edgeworth (circa 1593), consisting of a shield divided per chevron (gold and red) with three marlets counterchanged. One of his descendants was the famous Irish novelist Maria Edgeworth (1769 - 1849), whose Irish novels are classics; and another was the saintly Abbe Henry Essex Edgeworth (1745 - 1807), who attended Louix X1V on the Scaffold. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Peter de Egewurth, which was dated 1221, witness in the "Assize Court Rolls of Gloucestershire", during the reign of King Henry 111, known as "The Frenchman", 1216 - 1272. Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was known as Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.

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  • Edgeworth — (spr. éddsch ŭörth), 1) Henry Allen de Firmont, Beichtvater des Königs Ludwig XVI. von Frankreich, geb. 1745 zu Edgeworth in Irland, gest. 22. Mai 1807 in Mitau, ward 1777 Beichtvater der Madame Elisabeth, der Schwester des Königs, und begleitete …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Edgeworth —   [ edʒwəːθ],    1) Francis Ysidro, britischer Volkswirtschaftler und Statistiker, * Edgeworthstown (Irland) 8. 2. 1845, ✝ Oxford 13. 2. 1926; war 1890 1922 Professor in Oxford, 1891 1926 Herausgeber des »Economic Journal« (London). Edgeworth… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Edgeworth — Edgeworth, PA U.S. borough in Pennsylvania Population (2000): 1730 Housing Units (2000): 671 Land area (2000): 1.526082 sq. miles (3.952533 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.169424 sq. miles (0.438807 sq. km) Total area (2000): 1.695506 sq. miles… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Edgeworth, PA — U.S. borough in Pennsylvania Population (2000): 1730 Housing Units (2000): 671 Land area (2000): 1.526082 sq. miles (3.952533 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.169424 sq. miles (0.438807 sq. km) Total area (2000): 1.695506 sq. miles (4.391340 sq. km)… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Edgeworth — (spr. Edschuördh), 1) Henry Allen, geb. 1745 in Irland, ging mit seinem katholisch gewordenen Vater nach Frankreich, wurde 1777 Beichtvater von Madame Elisabeth u. begleitete Ludwig XVI. als Beichtvater auf das Blutgerüst; nach Elisabeths… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Edgeworth — (spr. éddschwörth), Maria, engl. Schriftstellerin, geb. 1. Jan. 1767 in Berkshire, gest. 22. Mai 1849 zu Edgeworthstown; verfaßte »Essays on practical education« (1798), treffliche Jugendschriften und Romane aus dem irischen Volksleben. – Biogr.… …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

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  • Edgeworth [2] — Edgeworth, Mary, eine nahe Verwandte des Vorigen, geb. 1767, lebte einige Jahre in England, dann meist zu Edgeworthtown und st. 1848 daselbst. Mit ihrem Vater gab sie 1798 die »Essays on practical education« u. 1803 den »Essay on irish bulls«… …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

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