Berchwoode is a name of ancient Anglo-Saxon
origin and comes from a family once 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 Berchwoode family
The surname Berchwoode was first found in Yorkshire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Berchwoode family
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Berchwoode Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations
are common among early Anglo-Saxon
names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Berchwoode has been recorded under many different variations, including Birchwood, Berchwood, Birchwoode, Birchwude, Birchewode and many more.
Early Notables of the Berchwoode family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Berchwoode family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England
made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Berchwoode or a variant listed above: a number of settlers who arrived by the 19th century.