Woodsworth / Wood family, Sledmere Yorks
My GG grandfather was born Richard Wood, Mar 1803 in Sledmere, East Yorkshire, England. He emigrated to Canada (possibly via the USA) in 1830, and settled in York, Upper Canada (now Toronto, ON), where he died 23 Jan 1871. About 1830 he changed his name from Wood to Woodsworth. His half-brother William (1822 - 1895) in Sledmere was listed as Woodsworth for three of his seven childrens' christenings, but was born and died Wood. Does any know anything more about this family, or the possible reason(s) for changing from one surname to another? Thanks.