Show ContentsBerkewude History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The lineage of the name Berkewude begins with the Anglo-Saxon tribes in Britain. It is a result of when they lived near a stand of birch trees. Further research showed the name was derived from the Old English word birce, meaning birch.

Early Origins of the Berkewude family

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

Early History of the Berkewude family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Berkewude research. Another 147 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1177, 1332, 1342, 1349, 1369, 1608 and 1616 are included under the topic Early Berkewude History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Berkewude 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 Berkewude has undergone many spelling variations, including Birchwood, Berchwood, Birchwoode, Birchwude, Birchewode and many more.

Early Notables of the Berkewude family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Berkewude family

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 Berkewude were among those contributors: a number of settlers who arrived by the 19th century. on Facebook