Birchwoold History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The Anglo-Saxon name Birchwoold comes from the family having resided 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 Birchwoold family
The surname Birchwoold was first found in Yorkshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.
Early History of the Birchwoold family
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Birchwoold Spelling Variations
Birchwoold 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. Spelling variants included: Birchwood, Berchwood, Birchwoode, Birchwude, Birchewode and many more.
Early Notables of the Birchwoold family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Birchwoold family
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 Birchwoolds to arrive on North American shores: a number of settlers who arrived by the 19th century.