Anglo-Saxon name Branwite comes from when the family resided 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 Branwite 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 Branwite family
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Branwite Spelling Variations
spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Branwite has been recorded under many different variations, including Branthwaite, Branthwayte, Brandthwaite, Branthwhite, Brownthwaite, Braunthwaite, Brinthwaite, Branthwate, Branwhite, Branwite and many more.
Early Notables of the Branwite family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Branwite family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Branwite 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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