The Berchwold name has descended through the generations from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. Their name comes from having lived near a stand of birch trees
. Further research showed the name was derived from the Old English word birce,
Early Origins of the Berchwold family
The surname Berchwold was first found in Yorkshire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Berchwold family
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Berchwold Spelling Variations
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Berchwold has undergone many spelling variations
, including Birchwood, Berchwood, Birchwoode, Birchwude, Birchewode and many more.
Early Notables of the Berchwold family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Berchwold family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the unstable social climate in England
of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Berchwold were among those contributors: a number of settlers who arrived by the 19th century.