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This is a very old Lancashire locational name, which derives from the Village of Dilworth, near Ribchester in Lancashire. The medieval spelling of the name of the village may have been Dylleword, although this is not directly recorded in the name spelling. The origin is Olde English pre 7th Century. The name meaning "the enclosure (word) in which the dill (herb) grows. Locational names were almost always given when a person moved to another village or to the Lord of the Manor, as in the first recording.

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