Meaning and Origin of: Wadsworth

Boy name origins & meanings

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

Boy name variations

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.