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The ancestry of the name Birchwould dates from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. 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.

Birchwould Early Origins



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

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Birchwould Spelling Variations


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Birchwould Spelling Variations



Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Birchwould have been found, including Birchwood, Berchwood, Birchwoode, Birchwude, Birchewode and many more.

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Birchwould Early History


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Birchwould Early History



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

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Birchwould Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Birchwould Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Birchwould, or a variant listed above: a number of settlers who arrived by the 19th century.

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    2. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    3. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    4. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    5. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    6. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    7. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    10. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    11. ...

    The Birchwould Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Birchwould 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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