Farnworth is a surname of English origin. It is of connected origin to the surname Farnsworth, but has been dated back further than that of the latter. The oldest known record for the name, appeared in Lancashire in 1185, in modern-day Farnworth, known then as Farnworth with Kearsley. The first chief for the Farnworth family clan, was a nobleman named Leinsig de Farnworth, who came from Germany and was granted land by King Henry II of England.
The word Farnworth is a combination of two words; fearn and worth, where the old-English word fearn means fern, such as bracken and worth means a settlement. The full meaning of the surname is described as settlers from a place where ferns are abundant.
- John Farnworth (born 1988), English football freestyler
- Judith Farnworth (born 1966), British ambassador to Kyrgyzstan
- Mike Farnworth, Canadian politician
- Oliver Farnworth (born 1982), English actor who found fame through Hollyoaks
- Richard Farnworth (died 1666), English Quaker minister and writer
- Simon Farnworth (born 1963), English football goalkeeper who played for Lancashire clubs
- Farnworth parliament constituency, a defunct county constituency in Lancashire
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