Anglo-Saxon origin and came from the personal name Bartholemew, which was popular during the Middle Ages.
Early Origins of the Birth family
Devon, where they held a family seat from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest in 1066.
Early History of the Birth family
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Birth 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 Birth have been found, including Birt, Bertie, Birte, Burt, Bert, Birtie, Byrth, Birth and many more.
Early Notables of the Birth family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Birth family to Ireland
Some of the Birth family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Birth family to the New World and Oceana
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. Among the first immigrants of the name Birth, or a variant listed above to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were :
Birth Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
Birth Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Birth Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
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