The name Bawthrie is part of the ancient legacy of the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. It is a product of when the family lived in or around the village of Bawtry
, a small market town near Doncaster in the West Riding of Yorkshire
. The surname may also be derived from residency near an elderberry tree, which was known as the Bor-tree
Early Origins of the Bawthrie family
The surname Bawthrie was first found in Yorkshire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Bawthrie family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bawthrie research.Another 361 words (26 lines of text) covering the years 1273, 1298, 1316, 1379, 1429, 1576, 1604, 1605 and 1624 are included under the topic Early Bawthrie History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Bawthrie Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred
years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Bawthrie has been spelled many different ways, including Bawtree, Bawtry, Bautre, Bawtre, Bawthrie, Bautry, Bawtrey, Baughtree and many more.
Early Notables of the Bawthrie family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bawthrie family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Bawthries to arrive in North America: a number of settlers who arrived in the New World before the 19th century.