The history of the Bardewelle family goes back to the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. It is derived from the family living in Suffolk
, where the family name was originally derived from the village of Bardwell
Early Origins of the Bardewelle family
The surname Bardewelle was first found in Suffolk
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Bardewelle family
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Bardewelle Spelling Variations
Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon
surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations
. Changes in Anglo-Saxon
names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Bardewelle include Bardwell, Bardewell, Bardwelle, Berdwell, Berdewelle, Bardwill and many more.
Early Notables of the Bardewelle family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bardewelle family to the New World and Oceana
Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Bardewelle or a variant listed above: G.S. Bardwell who arrived in Ontario in 1837.