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The lineage of the name Birkewude begins with the Anglo-Saxon tribes in Britain. It is a result of when they lived near a stand of birch trees. Further research showed the name was derived from the Old English word birce, meaning birch.

Birkewude Early Origins



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

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Birkewude Spelling Variations


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Birkewude Spelling Variations



Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Birkewude has undergone many spelling variations, including Birchwood, Berchwood, Birchwoode, Birchwude, Birchewode and many more.

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Birkewude Early History


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Birkewude Early History



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

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Birkewude Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Birkewude Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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The Great Migration



To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Birkewude were among those contributors: a number of settlers who arrived by the 19th century.

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