Origins Available: English, Scottish
Anglo-Saxon culture. It comes from 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 Branthwayte family
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 Branthwayte family
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Branthwayte Spelling Variations
Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Branthwayte were recorded, including Branthwaite, Branthwayte, Brandthwaite, Branthwhite, Brownthwaite, Braunthwaite, Brinthwaite, Branthwate, Branwhite, Branwite and many more.
Early Notables of the Branthwayte family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Branthwayte family to the New World and Oceana
To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Branthwayte family emigrate to 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.
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