Anglo-Saxon England. They were first found in Suffolk, where the family name was originally derived from the village of Bardwell.
Early Origins of the Bardswell family
Suffolk, where they held a family seat from ancient times.
Early History of the Bardswell family
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Bardswell Spelling Variations
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 Bardswell include Bardwell, Bardewell, Bardwelle, Berdwell, Berdewelle, Bardwill and many more.
Early Notables of the Bardswell family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bardswell 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 Bardswell or a variant listed above: G.S. Bardwell who arrived in Ontario in 1837.
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