Cumberland or Yorkshire. This place-name derived from the Old Norse words for a broad clearing.
Early Origins of the Branwayte 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 Branwayte family
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Branwayte Spelling Variations
spelling variations in Scottish names. Branwayte has been spelled Brathwaite, Brathwait, Braithwaite, Braithwait and many more.
Early Notables of the Branwayte family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Branwayte family to the New World and Oceana
In such difficult times, the difficulties of raising the money to cross the Atlantic to North America did not seem so large compared to the problems of keeping a family together in Scotland. It was a journey well worth the cost, since it was rewarded with land and freedom the Scots could not find at home. The American War of Independence solidified that freedom, and many of those settlers went on to play important parts in the forging of a great nation. Among them: William Braithwaite 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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