The name Bardwil first arose amongst the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. It is derived from their having lived in Suffolk
, where the family name was originally derived from the village of Bardwell
Early Origins of the Bardwil family
The surname Bardwil was first found in Suffolk
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Bardwil family
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Bardwil Spelling Variations
One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations
under which the name Bardwil has appeared include Bardwell, Bardewell, Bardwelle, Berdwell, Berdewelle, Bardwill and many more.
Early Notables of the Bardwil family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bardwil family to the New World and Oceana
At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England
was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England
at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Bardwil arrived in North America very early: G.S. Bardwell who arrived in Ontario in 1837.