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It was in the Scottish/English Borderlands that the Strathclyde-Briton people first used the ancient name Beththwaite. It was a name for someone who lived in any of the places so named in Cumberland or Yorkshire. This place-name derived from the Old Norse words for a broad clearing.

Beththwaite Early Origins



The surname Beththwaite was first found in Cumberland, where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Beththwaite Early History


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Beththwaite Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Beththwaite research. Another 251 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1185, 1185, 1588 and 1673 are included under the topic Early Beththwaite History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Beththwaite Spelling Variations


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Beththwaite Spelling Variations



Scribes in Medieval Scotland spelled names by sound rather than any set of rules, so an enormous number of spelling variations exist in names of that era. Beththwaite has been spelled Brathwaite, Brathwait, Braithwaite, Braithwait and many more.

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Beththwaite Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Beththwaite Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 27 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Beththwaite Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



The number of Strathclyde Clan families sailing for North America increased steadily as the persecution continued. In the colonies, they could find not only freedom from the iron hand of the English government, but land to settle on. The American War of Independence allowed many of these settlers to prove their independence, while some chose to go to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. Scots played essential roles in the forging of both great nations. Among them: William Braithwaite who settled in Maryland in 1775; Susan Braithwaite with her husband Francis arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with four children in 1822.

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