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The roots of the Anglo-Saxon name Birtles come from when the family resided in either the settlement of Birtle in the county of Lancashire or the settlement of Birtles in the county of Cheshire. The names of these places are derived from the Old English word bridd, meaning young bird or nestling, and indicates that the places were originally known as nesting grounds for birds.

Birtles Early Origins



The surname Birtles was first found in Cheshire at Birtles, a township, in the parish of Prestbury, union and hundred of Macclesfield. "Birtles Hall and demesne belonged for many generations to the Birtles family." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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Birtles Spelling Variations


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Birtles Spelling Variations



The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Birtles has been recorded under many different variations, including Birtles, Byrtles, Birchell, Birchells and others.

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Birtles Early History


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Birtles Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Birtles research. Another 111 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 160 and 1602 are included under the topic Early Birtles History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Birtles Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Birtles Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Birtles In Ireland


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Birtles In Ireland



Some of the Birtles family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 45 words (3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Birtles Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • James Birtles (aged 33) arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Eliza"

Birtles Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • James Birtles arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "City of Auckland" in 1870

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Contemporary Notables of the name Birtles (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Birtles (post 1700)



  • Francis Edwin Birtles (1881-1941), Australian travel writer and film-maker

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Birtles Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Other References

  1. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  2. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  3. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  4. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  5. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  6. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  7. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  8. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  9. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  10. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  11. ...

The Birtles Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Birtles 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.

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