Braunthwaite is a name of ancient Anglo-Saxon
origin and comes from the family once having 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 Braunthwaite family
The surname Braunthwaite 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 Braunthwaite family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Braunthwaite 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 Braunthwaite History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Braunthwaite Spelling Variations
Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations
were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Braunthwaite family name include Branthwaite, Branthwayte, Brandthwaite, Branthwhite, Brownthwaite, Braunthwaite, Brinthwaite, Branthwate, Branwhite, Branwite and many more.
Early Notables of the Braunthwaite family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Braunthwaite family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland
, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Braunthwaite surname or a spelling variation of the name include: William Brainthwaite who settled in Maryland in 1775; Susan Braithwaite with her husband Francis arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with four children in 1822.