Birchewoold History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The origins of the Birchewoold name lie with England's ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. 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.
Early Origins of the Birchewoold family
The surname Birchewoold was first found in Yorkshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.
Early History of the Birchewoold family
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Birchewoold Spelling Variations
Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Birchewoold were recorded, including Birchwood, Berchwood, Birchwoode, Birchwude, Birchewode and many more.
Early Notables of the Birchewoold family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Birchewoold family
To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Birchewoold family emigrate to North America: a number of settlers who arrived by the 19th century.