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In ancient Scotland, the first people to use Blaythwhite as a surname were the Strathclyde- Britons. It was a name someone who lived in any of the places so named in Cumberland or Yorkshire. This place-name derived from the Old Norse words for a broad clearing.

Blaythwhite Early Origins



The surname Blaythwhite was first found in 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.

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Blaythwhite Spelling Variations


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Blaythwhite Spelling Variations



Before the printing press standardized spelling in the last few hundred years, no general rules existed in the English language. Spelling variations in Scottish names from the Middle Ages are common even within a single document. Blaythwhite has been spelled Brathwaite, Brathwait, Braithwaite, Braithwait and many more.

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Blaythwhite Early History


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Blaythwhite Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Blaythwhite research. Another 251 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1185, 1185, 1588 and 1673 are included under the topic Early Blaythwhite History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Blaythwhite Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Blaythwhite Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 27 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Blaythwhite Notables 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



For Scottish immigrants, the great expense of travel to North America did not seem such a problem in those unstable times. Acres of land awaited them and many got the chance to fight for their freedom in the American War of Independence. These Scots and their ancestors went on to play important roles in the forging of the great nations of the United States and Canada. 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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