Boy name origins & meanings
- Middle English : A ford
- English : Home-body
Family name origins & meanings
- 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.