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.
Early Origins of the Birtles family
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." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Early History of the Birtles family
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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.
Early Notables of the Birtles family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Birtles family to 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.
Migration of the Birtles family to the New World and Oceana
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, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "City of Auckland" in 1870
Contemporary Notables of the name Birtles (post 1700)
- Francis Edwin Birtles (1881-1941), Australian travel writer and film-maker