Scotland were the first to use the name Brandthwaite. The Brandthwaite family 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 Brandthwaite 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 Brandthwaite family
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Brandthwaite Spelling Variations
hundred years. Before that time, scribes spelled according to sound, often varying the spelling of name within a single document. Brandthwaite has appeared as Brathwaite, Brathwait, Braithwaite, Braithwait and many more.
Early Notables of the Brandthwaite family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Brandthwaite family to the New World and Oceana
As the persecution of Clan families continued, they sailed for North America in increasing numbers. In most cases, they found the freedom and opportunity they sought. Land was often available and the American War of Independence allowed Scots an opportunity to solidify their independence from the English crown. These settlers and their ancestors went on to play essential roles in the forging of the 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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