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Birdwood Early Origins



The surname Birdwood was first found in Cumberland, where they held a family seat from very ancient times. This name has undergone many changes throughout the centuries. Conjecturally, the family name emerged from Birdswald, a Clan seated on Hadrian's Wall in Cumberland, at the station known as Amboglanna. The name was corrupted into Birdoswald, Birdwood, Birdworth, Birdswood, and Birdsworth.

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Birdwood Spelling Variations


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Birdwood Spelling Variations



Intuition and sound were the primary sources medieval scribes used to judge appropriate spellings and translations for names. The spelling of a name thus varied according to who was doing the recording. The different spelling variations of Birdwood include Birdoswald, Birdwald, Birdweld, Birdwell, Birdwood, Birdworth, Birdswood, Birdsworth, Beardwall, Beardwell, Berdwall, Berdwell, Beardwood, Beardworth and many more.

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Birdwood Early History


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Birdwood Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Birdwood research. Another 153 words (11 lines of text) covering the year 1603 is included under the topic Early Birdwood History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Birdwood Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Birdwood Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Birdwood 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



In their new home, Scots found land and opportunity, and some even fought for their new freedom in the American War of Independence. Some, who remained loyal to the crown went north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. In this century, the ancestors of both of these groups have begun recovering their illustrious national heritage through Clan societies and other Scottish historical organizations. Early immigration and passenger lists indicate many people bearing the Birdwood name: Matthew Beardwood who settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1856.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Birdwood (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Birdwood (post 1700)



  • Christopher Bromhead Birdwood MVO (1899-1962), 2nd Baron Birdwood, a British hereditary peer, soldier and author
  • Mark William Ogilvie Birdwood (1938-2015), 3rd Baron Birdwood, a British peer and politician
  • Herbert Mills Birdwood (1837-1907), the Acting governor of Bombay during the British Raj in 1895
  • Jane Birdwood (1913-2000), Baroness Birdwood, wife of Lord Birdwood
  • Sir George Christopher Molesworth Birdwood KCIE , MD (1832-1917), Anglo-Indian official, naturalist and writer
  • William Riddell Birdwood (1865-1951), 1st Baron Birdwood, British (India born), First World War general, best known as the commander of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) during the Battle of Gallipoli

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and David Hicks. The Highland Clans The Dynastic Origins, Cheifs and Background of the Clans. New York: C.N. Potter, 1968. Print.
    2. Fulton, Alexander. Scotland and Her Tartans: The Romantic Heritage of the Scottish Clans and Families. Godalming: Bramley, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-86283-880-0).
    3. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    4. Scarlett, James D. Tartan The Highland Textile. London: Shepheard-Walwyn, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0-85683-120-4).
    5. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Scotch Irish Pioneers In Ulster and America. Montana: Kessinger Publishing. Print.
    6. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    7. Dorward, David. Scottish Surnames. Glasgow: Harper Collins, 1995. Print.
    8. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    9. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    10. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
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    The Birdwood Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Birdwood 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 17 August 2015 at 11:53.

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