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Brathwaite Surname History



The chronicles of the Brathwaite family show that the name was first used in the Scottish/English Borderlands by the Strathclyde- Britons. It was a name for a person who 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.


Early Origins of the Brathwaite family


The surname Brathwaite 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.

Early History of the Brathwaite family


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Another 126 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1185, 1185, 1588 and 1673 are included under the topic Early Brathwaite History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Brathwaite Spelling Variations


The origin of rules governing the spelling of names and even words is a very recent innovation. Before that, words and names were spelled according to sound, and, therefore, often appeared under several different spelling variations in a single document. Brathwaite has been spelled Brathwaite, Brathwait, Braithwaite, Braithwait and many more.

Early Notables of the Brathwaite family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Brathwaite family to the New World and Oceana


The persecution faced in their homeland left many Scots with little to do but sail for the colonies of North America. There they found land, freedom, opportunity, and nations in the making. They fought for their freedom in the American War of Independence, or traveled north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. In both cases, they made enormous contributions to the formation of those great nations. Among them:

Brathwaite Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Matthew Brathwaite, who arrived in America in 1760-1763 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Brathwaite Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Mary Ann Brathwaite, English convict from Surrey, who was transported aboard the "America" on December 30, 1830, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 26) America voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1830 with 135 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/america/1830

Contemporary Notables of the name Brathwaite (post 1700)


  • Shane Rashad Brathwaite (b. 1990), Barbados hurdler who competed in the 110 metres hurdles at the 2012 Summer Olympics
  • Edward Kamau Brathwaite (b. 1930), Barbadian poet and academic
  • Kraigg Clairmonte Brathwaite (b. 1992), Barbadian cricketer who plays internationally for the West Indies
  • Jahron Anthony Brathwaite (b. 1993), known professionally as PartyNextDoor, a Canadian rapper, singer, songwriter and record producer from Mississauga, Ontario
  • Carlos Ricardo Brathwaite (b. 1988), Barbados cricketer, current captain of the West Indies Twenty20 International (T20I) team
  • Fredrick "Fred" Brathwaite (b. 1972), Canadian former professional ice hockey goaltender, current goaltending coach for the New York Islanders of the National Hockey League
  • Sir Nicholas Alexander Brathwaite OBE (1925-2016), Grenadian politician, Prime Minister (1990–1995), Chairman of the Interim Advisory Council (1983–1984)
  • Stephen Brathwaite (b. 1949), Canadian actor and puppeteer best known for his puppet work in the children's series Under the Umbrella Tree
  • Normand Brathwaite (b. 1958), Quebec comedian, movie and television actor
  • Ryan Brathwaite (b. 1988), Olympic track and field athlete from Barbados
  • ... (Another 1 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 26) America voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1830 with 135 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/america/1830


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