Origins Available: English
The ancestry of the name Branthwhite dates from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. 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 Branthwhite family
The surname Branthwhite 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 Branthwhite family
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Branthwhite Spelling Variations
in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Branthwhite have been found, including Branthwaite, Branthwayte, Brandthwaite, Branthwhite, Brownthwaite, Braunthwaite, Brinthwaite, Branthwate, Branwhite, Branwite and many more.
Early Notables of the Branthwhite family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Branthwhite family to the New World and Oceana
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England
. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England
, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Branthwhite, or a variant listed above: William Brainthwaite who settled in Maryland in 1775; Susan Braithwaite with her husband Francis arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with four children in 1822.