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America. Ainsworths made it to America. Edward Ainsworth was born near Springfield, Massachusetts in 1652. Ainsworth descendants in America were to be found in Massachuetts and later in New York, New Hampshire, Wisconsin, and in Iowa and Nebraska.
Laban Ainsworth of Jaffrey, New Hampshire holds the record as the longest serving pastorate in American history, a period of seventy six years from 1782 to 1858. Francis J. Parker’s 2009 book Genealogies of the Ainsworth Families in America traces these Ainsworths.
Another Edward Ainsworth was believed to have been sent over to America by his Uncle Daniel. The story goes that he was shipwrecked off the coast of Georgia and that he was the only survivor. A descendant Edward was a physician and moved to Claremont, New Hampshire in the 1760’s.
William Ainsworth was recorded as living in Virginia in the early 1700’s. Later there were six Ainsworth brothers who moved from South Carolina into Kentucky (where they were all married) and then south in the early 1800’s into Mississippi and Texas.
Australia. Alfred Ainsworth, a relation of the Ainsworth bleaching family, emigrated to Australia on the Caroline Agnes in 1852. He became a mining surveyor in the Victorian goldfields, a position he loved, and he carried on working into his nineties.
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Henry Ainsworth was a prominent English Nonconformist clergyman and scholar.
Robert Ainsworth was a Latin lexicographer, author of the popular Dictionary of the Latin Tongue in 1736.
William Harrison Ainsworth was a 19th century English historical novelist.
Pug Ainsworth was an admiral of the US Navy during World War Two.
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- 7,000 in the UK (most numerous in Lancashire)
- 3,000 in America (most numerous in Mississippi)
- 4,000 elsewhere (most numerous in Australia)
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