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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.

Braithwaite Early Origins



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.

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Braithwaite Spelling Variations


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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.

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Braithwaite Early History


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Braithwaite Early History



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

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Braithwaite Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Braithwaite Early Notables (pre 1700)



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



Such hard times forced many to leave their homeland in search of opportunity across the Atlanti c. 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

Braithwaite Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Robert Braithwaite, who landed in Barbados in 1750
  • John Braithwaite settled in Maryland in 1774
  • William Braithwaite who settled in Maryland in 1775
  • Thomas Braithwaite, who landed in Maryland in 1776

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 arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Bolton" in 1849
  • Frank Braithwaite arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Bolton" in 1849
  • George Braithwaite arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Bolton" in 1849

Braithwaite Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • A S Braithwaite landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840
  • John Braithwaite arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Mermaid" in 1859
  • Joseph Braithwaite arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Gertrude" in 1863
  • G. S. Braithwaite arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Countess of Kintore" in 1871
  • Sarah Braithwaite 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.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Braithwaite (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Braithwaite (post 1700)



  • William Stanley Beaumont Braithwaite (1878-1962), American critic and poet
  • 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
  • Errol Kamau Braithwaite (b. 1930), 2006 International Winner of the Sixth Annual Griffin Poetry Prize, the richest prize for poetry in the world

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Braithwaite Historic Events


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Braithwaite Historic Events




Empress of Ireland

  • Mr. Isaac Braithwaite, British Baker from United Kingdom who worked aboard the Empress of Ireland and survived the sinking on May 29th 1914
  • 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 on May 29th 1914
  • 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 on May 29th 1914
  • 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 on May 29th 1914

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

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Catholic Directory For Scotland. Glasgow: Burns Publications. Print.
    2. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and Don Pottinger. Clan Map Scotland of Old. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1983. Print.
    3. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Scots Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Mordern Application of the Art and Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
    4. Browne, James. The History of Scotland it's Highlands, Regiments and Clans 8 Volumes. Edinburgh: Francis A Niccolls & Co, 1909. Print.
    5. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    6. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    8. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Socts Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Modern Application of the Art of Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
    10. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
    11. ...

    The Braithwaite Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Braithwaite Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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