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Braithwaite History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The surname Braithwaite was first used in the Scottish/English Borderlands by an ancient Scottish people called the Strathclyde- Britons. It was a name for 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.

Early Origins of the Braithwaite family


The surname Braithwaite 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.

Early History of the Braithwaite family


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Braithwaite Spelling Variations


Spelling and translation were hardly exact sciences in Medieval Scotland. Sound, rather than any set of rules, was the basis for spellings, so one name was often spelled different ways even within a single document. Spelling variations are thus an extremely common occurrence in Medieval Scottish names. Braithwaite has been spelled Brathwaite, Brathwait, Braithwaite, Braithwait and many more.

Early Notables of the Braithwaite family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Braithwaite family to the New World and Oceana


Such hard times forced many to leave their homeland in search of opportunity across the Atlantic. Many of these families settled along the east coast of North America in communities that would become the backbones of the young nations of the United States and Canada. The ancestors of many of these families have rediscovered their roots in the 20th century through the establishment of Clan societies and other patriotic Scottish organizations. Among them:

Braithwaite Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • William Braithwaite, who arrived in New Jersey in 1675 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Braithwaite Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Robert Braithwaite, who landed in Barbados in 1750 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • John Braithwaite, who settled in Maryland in 1774
  • William Braithwaite who settled in Maryland in 1775
  • Thomas Braithwaite, who landed in Maryland in 1776 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Braithwaite Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Susan Braithwaite with her husband Francis arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with four children in 1822

Braithwaite Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Braithwaite, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Bolton" in 1849 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The BOLTON 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Bolton.htm
  • Frank Braithwaite, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Bolton" in 1849 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The BOLTON 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Bolton.htm
  • George Braithwaite, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Bolton" in 1849 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The BOLTON 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Bolton.htm

Braithwaite Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • A S Braithwaite, who landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840
  • John Braithwaite, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Mermaid" in 1859
  • Joseph Braithwaite, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Gertrude" in 1863
  • G. S. Braithwaite, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Countess of Kintore" in 1871
  • Sarah Braithwaite, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Stracathro" in 1881
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Braithwaite (post 1700)


  • Edward Ricardo "E.R." Braithwaite (1912-2016), Guyanese-born, American novelist, writer, teacher, and diplomat, best known for his 1959 autobiographical novel To Sir, With Love which was made into the film starring Sidney Poitier and Lulu
  • William Stanley Beaumont Braithwaite (1878-1962), American critic and poet
  • William Thomas Braithwaite (1844-1918), northern Irish businessman, freemason, and marksman, co-founder of the public house chain of Braithwaite & McCann
  • Tunji Braithwaite (1934-2016), Nigerian lawyer, author and politician, founder of the Nigeria Advance Party
  • Robert "Bobby" Braithwaite (1937-2015), Northern Irish footballer who won ten caps for the Northern Ireland national team
  • John Robert "Bob" Braithwaite MBE (1925-1968), British gold medalist trap shooter at the 1968 Summer Olympics
  • Charles Braithwaite (1850-1910), Canadian politician and agrarian leader in Manitoba
  • Daryl Braithwaite (b. 1949), Australian pop singer
  • John Braithwaite (1797-1870), English engineer who invented the first steam fire engine
  • Richard Bevan Braithwaite (1900-1990), British philosopher, elected a Fellow of the British Academy in 1957
  • ... (Another 1 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Historic Events for the Braithwaite family



Empress of Ireland

  • Mr. Isaac Braithwaite, British Baker from United Kingdom who worked aboard the Empress of Ireland and survived the sinking [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Commemoration Empress of Ireland 2014. (Retrieved 2014, June 17) . Retrieved from http://www.empress2014.ca/seclangen/listepsc1.html
  • Master John Braithwaite (1912-1914), Canadian Third Class Passenger from Toronto, Ontario, Canada who was traveling aboard the Empress of Ireland and died in the sinking [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Commemoration Empress of Ireland 2014. (Retrieved 2014, June 16) . Retrieved from http://www.empress2014.ca/seclangen/listepsc1.html
  • Master William Ellis Braithwaite (1911-1914), Canadian Third Class Passenger from Toronto, Ontario, Canada who was traveling aboard the Empress of Ireland and died in the sinking [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Commemoration Empress of Ireland 2014. (Retrieved 2014, June 16) . Retrieved from http://www.empress2014.ca/seclangen/listepsc1.html
  • Mrs. Martha Dora Braithwaite (1888-1914), Canadian Third Class Passenger from Toronto, Ontario, Canada who was traveling aboard the Empress of Ireland and died in the sinking [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Commemoration Empress of Ireland 2014. (Retrieved 2014, June 16) . Retrieved from http://www.empress2014.ca/seclangen/listepsc1.html

RMS Lusitania

  • Miss Dorothy Douglas Braithwaite, Canadian 1st Class Passenger from Montréal, Quebec, Canada visiting London, England, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Lusitania Passenger List - The Lusitania Resource. (Retrieved 2014, March 6) . Retrieved from http://www.rmslusitania.info/lusitania-passenger-list/

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Citations


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The BOLTON 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Bolton.htm
  3. ^ Commemoration Empress of Ireland 2014. (Retrieved 2014, June 17) . Retrieved from http://www.empress2014.ca/seclangen/listepsc1.html
  4. ^ Commemoration Empress of Ireland 2014. (Retrieved 2014, June 16) . Retrieved from http://www.empress2014.ca/seclangen/listepsc1.html
  5. ^ Lusitania Passenger List - The Lusitania Resource. (Retrieved 2014, March 6) . Retrieved from http://www.rmslusitania.info/lusitania-passenger-list/

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