Derivation of Ackworth

ACKWORTH is a large village about two miles south of Pontefract in the West Riding of Yorkshire. It is generally supposed to have derived its name from the Anglo-Saxon Ake or Aken, oak, and Uurt, worth, . which means a hamlet or village. The spelling of the village seems to have been crystallised to Ackworth by 1800, although the original spelČling of the name was Acworth, and there is no "K" in the name in Domesday Book -. the spelling there is Aceuurde. An Anglo-Saxon authority has stated that the name Ackworth could mean Acca's worth, Le., Acca's enclosure, Acca being an Anglo-Saxon surname.