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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. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    2. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    3. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    4. Warner, Philip Warner. Famous Scottish Battles. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1996. Print. (ISBN 0-76070-004-4).
    5. Dorward, David. Scottish Surnames. Glasgow: Harper Collins, 1995. Print.
    6. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. The Charters of David I The Written Acts of David I King of Scots, 1124-53 and of His Son Henry, Earl of Northumerland, 1139-52. Woodbridge: The Boydell Press, 1999. Print.
    7. Fairbairn,. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    8. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Socts Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Modern Application of the Art of Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
    9. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry Including American Families with British Ancestry 2 Volumes. London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    10. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Scots Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Mordern Application of the Art and Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. 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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