Cumberland or Yorkshire. This place-name derived from the Old Norse words for a broad clearing.
Early Origins of the Blaythwaite family
Cumberland, where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Blaythwaite family
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Blaythwaite Spelling Variations
hundred years that rules have developed and the process of spelling according to sound has been abandoned. Scottish names from before that time tend to appear under many different spelling variations. Blaythwaite has been spelled Brathwaite, Brathwait, Braithwaite, Braithwait and many more.
Early Notables of the Blaythwaite family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Blaythwaite family to the New World and Oceana
Unwelcome in their beloved homeland, many Scots sailed for the colonies of North America. There, they found land and freedom, and even the opportunity to make a new nation in the American War of Independence. These Scottish settlers played essential roles in the founding of the United States, and the shaping of contemporary North America. Among them: William Braithwaite who settled in Maryland in 1775; Susan Braithwaite with her husband Francis arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with four children in 1822.
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