Early Origins of the Birwood family
The surname Birwood was first found in Berwickshire
where they were a family of great antiquity deriving their surname from Berwick or Barwick, which, when arriving south in England
in the early 15th century became Burwood, Berwood, Burward, Burwald.
There is also a Burwood in Shropshire which dates back centuries. Burwardsley is found in Cheshire and dates back to the Domesday Book of 1086 when it was first listed as Burwardeslei. Literally this place name means "woodland clearing of the fort-keeper, or of a man called Buregweard." CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
Early History of the Birwood family
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Birwood Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Burwood, Barwood, Burward, Burwald, Burwarde, Barwick, Berward, Berwood, Birwood, Burrwood, Berwoughdon, Berwaughdon and many more.
Early Notables of the Birwood family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Birwood family to Ireland
Some of the Birwood family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Birwood family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Charles Berwald arrived in Pennsylvania in 1864.