The ancestors of the name Birchels date back to the days of the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. The name is derived from their residence in either the settlement of Birtle
in the county of Lancashire
or the settlement of Birtles
in the county of Cheshire
. The names of these places are derived from the Old English word bridd,
meaning young bird or nestling, and indicates that the places were originally known as nesting grounds for birds.
Early Origins of the Birchels family
The surname Birchels was first found in Cheshire
at Birtles, a township, in the parish of Prestbury, union and hundred
of Macclesfield. "Birtles Hall and demesne belonged for many generations to the Birtles family." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Early History of the Birchels family
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Birchels Spelling Variations
Birchels has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Many variations of the name Birchels have been found, including Birtles, Byrtles, Birchell, Birchells and others.
Early Notables of the Birchels family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Birchels family to Ireland
Some of the Birchels family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Birchels family to the New World and Oceana
In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England
, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Birchelss to arrive on North American shores: William Birchell who arrived in Philadelphia, Pa. in 1880.