The ancient Scottish name Branthwaite was first used by the Strathclyde-Briton people of the Scottish/English Borderlands. The original bearer of the name lived in any of the places so named in
. This place-name derived from the Old Norse words for a
and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
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The many spelling variations
in Medieval Scottish names result from the fact that scribes in that era spelled words according to sound. Translation too, was an undeveloped science, and many names were altered into complete obscurity. Over the years Branthwaite has been spelled Brathwaite, Brathwait, Braithwaite, Braithwait and many more.