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The Birchewold name has descended through the generations from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. Their name comes from having lived near a stand of birch trees. Further research showed the name was derived from the Old English word birce, meaning birch.

Birchewold Early Origins



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

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Birchewold Spelling Variations


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

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Birchewold Early History


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Birchewold Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Birchewold 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 Birchewold History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Birchewold Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Birchewold Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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The Great Migration



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

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Citations



    Other References

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    10. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
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    The Birchewold Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Birchewold 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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