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An intriguing name of English origin which is a locational name from a place so called, a hamlet near Chapel-en-le-Frith, in Derbyshire. The earliest recording of this placename appears in the Domesday Book of 1086 as "Chevenesuurde", and in the City Court and Eyre Rolls of Chester of 1286 as "Chauelisworth". The name apparently comes from an Old English pre 7th Century byname derived from "ceafli", jaw, with "worth", an enclosure, but the first element has suffered from late folk etymological associations with the personal name Charles. There are three namebearers listed in the National Biography, two being from Charlesworth (1782 - 1864) a Rector, and his daughter Marie-Louisa Charlesworth, author and the other Edward Parker Charlesworth (1783 - 1853) Physician to an asylum for the insane, where he advocated humane treatment for mentally ill patients, a revolutionary idea at the time. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Johannes de Chalesworth, which was dated 1379, The Yorkshire Poll Tax Records, during the reign of King Richard 11, known as Richard of Bordeaux, 1378 - 1400. 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.

Barnes:

This interesting surname has three possible origins; firstly, it may be a topographical name or occupational name of Anglo-Saxon origin, for someone who lived or worked at a barn, deriving from the genitive case or plural of the Middle English "barn", a development of the Olde English pre 7th Century "bern", meaning barn, granary. The placename Barnes, on the Surrey bank of the Thames in West London, has the same origin, and some bearers may be members of families hailing from there. Secondly, it may be of Anglo-Saxon and Old Norse origin, and is the name borne by the son or servant of a berne, a term used in the early Middle Ages for a member of the upper classes. It derives from the Olde English "beorn", Old Norse "barn" meaning young warrior. Barne was occasionally used as a given name from an Olde English, Old Norse byname, and some examples of the surname may derive from this use. Thirdly, it may be of Irish origin, an Anglicized form of the Gaelic "O'Bearain", descendant of Bearan, a byname meaning spear. London Church Records list the marriage of John Barnes to Joane Bowes on September 16th 1539 at St. Mary Woolnoth. One Barnabie Barnes was an early emigrant to the New World, leaving London on the "Transport" in July 1635, bound for Virginia. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Philip de Bernes, which was dated 1250, in "Sir Christopher Hatton's Book of Seals of Surrey", 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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