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The name Braithewaite was first used by the ancient Strathclyde-Briton people of the Scottish/English Borderlands. The first Braithewaite family lived in any of the places so named in Cumberland or Yorkshire. This place-name derived from the Old Norse words for a broad clearing.

Braithewaite Early Origins



The surname Braithewaite was first found in Cumberland, where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Braithewaite Spelling Variations


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Braithewaite Spelling Variations



Surnames that evolved in Scotland in the Middle Ages often appear under many spelling variations. These are due to the practice of spelling according to sound in the era before dictionaries had standardized the English language. Braithewaite has appeared as Brathwaite, Brathwait, Braithwaite, Braithwait and many more.

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Braithewaite Early History


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Braithewaite Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Braithewaite research. Another 251 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1185, 1185, 1588 and 1673 are included under the topic Early Braithewaite History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Braithewaite Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Braithewaite Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 27 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Braithewaite Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



The North American colonies beckoned, with their ample land and opportunity as their freedom from the persecution suffered by so many Clan families back home. Many Scots even fought against England in the American War of Independence to gain this freedom. Recently, clan societies have allowed the ancestors of these brave Scottish settlers to rediscover their familial roots. Among them: William Braithwaite who settled in Maryland in 1775; Susan Braithwaite with her husband Francis arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with four children in 1822.

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