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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.

Branthwhite Early Origins



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.

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Branthwhite Spelling Variations


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Branthwhite Spelling Variations



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.

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Branthwhite Early History


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Branthwhite Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Branthwhite 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 Branthwhite History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Branthwhite Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Branthwhite Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 38 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Branthwhite Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



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.

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    2. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    3. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    4. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    5. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    6. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    7. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    8. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
    9. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    10. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
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    The Branthwhite Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Branthwhite Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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