The Ainsworth family originated in England, most likely in the area of Lancashire. From these early roots, Ainsworths have spread throughout the world. Today, you will find Ainsworth families in the United States, Canada, Australia and many other countries. Many spelling variations have been used by Ainsworth families through the years, including Hainsworth, Hainesworth, Haynsworth, Haynesworth, Aynesworth, Answorth, Anesworth, Hansworth, Aimsworth, Ainesworth, and Ensworth. Some records show that Ainsworths used the names Haines or Haynes at times.