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The ancestry of the name Berkewoold dates from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It comes from when the family lived near a stand of birch trees. Further research showed the name was derived from the Old English word birce, meaning birch.

Berkewoold Early Origins



The surname Berkewoold was first found in Yorkshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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Berkewoold Spelling Variations


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Berkewoold Spelling Variations



Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Berkewoold have been found, including Birchwood, Berchwood, Birchwoode, Birchwude, Birchewode and many more.

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Berkewoold Early History


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Berkewoold Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Berkewoold research. Another 293 words (21 lines of text) covering the years 1177, 1332, 1342, 1349, 1369, 1608 and 1616 are included under the topic Early Berkewoold History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Berkewoold Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Berkewoold Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Berkewoold Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Berkewoold, or a variant listed above: a number of settlers who arrived by the 19th century.

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    2. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    3. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    4. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    5. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    6. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    7. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    8. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    9. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    10. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
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    The Berkewoold Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Berkewoold Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 30 September 2014 at 11:31.

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