Meaning and Origin of: Wadsworth

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First name origins & meanings:

  • Middle English : A ford
  • English : Home-body

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Last name origin & meaning:

  • English : habitational name from Wadsworth near Halifax, West Yorkshire, named with the Old English personal name Wæddi + worð ‘enclosure’.
  • William Wadsworth came from England to Cambridge, MA, in 1632, and in 1636 accompanied Thomas Hooker as one of the founders of Hartford, CT.