Anglo-Saxon origin and came from when a family lived in Suffolk, where the family name was originally derived from the village of Bardwell.
Early Origins of the Bardwel family
Suffolk, where they held a family seat from ancient times.
Early History of the Bardwel family
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Bardwel Spelling Variations
Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Bardwel family name include Bardwell, Bardewell, Bardwelle, Berdwell, Berdewelle, Bardwill and many more.
Early Notables of the Bardwel family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bardwel family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Bardwel surname or a spelling variation of the name include : G.S. Bardwell who arrived in Ontario in 1837.
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