name Birdewelle comes from the family having resided in Suffolk
, where the family name was originally derived from the village of Bardwell
Early Origins of the Birdewelle family
The surname Birdewelle was first found in Suffolk
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Birdewelle family
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Birdewelle Spelling Variations
Birdewelle 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: Bardwell, Bardewell, Bardwelle, Berdwell, Berdewelle, Bardwill and many more.
Early Notables of the Birdewelle family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Birdewelle family to the New World and Oceana
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 Birdewelles to arrive on North American shores: G.S. Bardwell who arrived in Ontario in 1837.