Anglo-Saxon origin and comes from the family once having 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 Birchwod family
Yorkshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.
Early History of the Birchwod family
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Birchwod Spelling Variations
spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Birchwod family name include Birchwood, Berchwood, Birchwoode, Birchwude, Birchewode and many more.
Early Notables of the Birchwod family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Birchwod family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Birchwod surname or a spelling variation of the name include: a number of settlers who arrived by the 19th century.
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