Cumberland or Yorkshire. This place-name derived from the Old Norse words for a broad clearing.
Early Origins of the Branthwaite 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 Branthwaite family
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Branthwaite Spelling Variations
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.
Early Notables of the Branthwaite family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Branthwaite family to the New World and Oceana
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Branthwaite Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Branthwaite (post 1700)
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