Origins Available: English
The name Branthwate is part of the ancient legacy of the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. It is a product of when the family lived at Brunthwaite, in Yorkshire
, where they held a family seat
in the parish of Kildwick, near Skipton. Originally the name may have been Brunthwaite or Bownthwaite.
Early Origins of the Branthwate family
The surname Branthwate was first found in Yorkshire
where they held a family seat
at Brunthwaite in the parish of Kildwick, near Skipton in Yorkshire
. The name may originally have been Brunthwaite or Bownthwaite.
Early History of the Branthwate family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Branthwate research.Another 299 words (21 lines of text) covering the years 1332, 1379, 1523, 1594, 1615, 1770 and 1620 are included under the topic Early Branthwate History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Branthwate Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred
years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Branthwate has been spelled many different ways, including Branthwaite, Branthwayte, Brandthwaite, Branthwhite, Brownthwaite, Braunthwaite, Brinthwaite, Branthwate, Branwhite, Branwite and many more.
Early Notables of the Branthwate family (pre 1700)
Another 38 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Branthwate Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Branthwate family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Branthwates to arrive in North America: William Brainthwaite who settled in Maryland in 1775; Susan Braithwaite with her husband Francis arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with four children in 1822.