Birchwooit History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The ancestors of the name Birchwooit date back to the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the Birchwooit 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 Birchwooit family
The surname Birchwooit was first found in Yorkshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.
Early History of the Birchwooit family
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Birchwooit Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Birchwooit are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Birchwooit include: Birchwood, Berchwood, Birchwoode, Birchwude, Birchewode and many more.
Early Notables of the Birchwooit family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Birchwooit family
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Birchwooit or a variant listed above: a number of settlers who arrived by the 19th century.