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The surname Breathitt was first used in the Scottish/English Borderlands by an ancient Scottish people called the Strathclyde- Britons. It was a name for someone who lived in any of the places so named in Cumberland or Yorkshire. This place-name derived from the Old Norse words for a broad clearing.

Early Origins of the Breathitt family


The surname Breathitt was first found in 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.

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Early History of the Breathitt family

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Early History of the Breathitt family


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Another 251 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1185, 1185, 1588 and 1673 are included under the topic Early Breathitt History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Breathitt Spelling Variations

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Breathitt Spelling Variations


Spelling and translation were hardly exact sciences in Medieval Scotland. Sound, rather than any set of rules, was the basis for spellings, so one name was often spelled different ways even within a single document. Spelling variations are thus an extremely common occurrence in Medieval Scottish names. Breathitt has been spelled Brathwaite, Brathwait, Braithwaite, Braithwait and many more.

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Early Notables of the Breathitt family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Breathitt family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Breathitt family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Breathitt family to the New World and Oceana


Such hard times forced many to leave their homeland in search of opportunity across the Atlantic. Many of these families settled along the east coast of North America in communities that would become the backbones of the young nations of the United States and Canada. The ancestors of many of these families have rediscovered their roots in the 20th century through the establishment of Clan societies and other patriotic Scottish organizations. 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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Contemporary Notables of the name Breathitt (post 1700)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Breathitt (post 1700)


  • John Breathitt (1786-1834), American politician, Member of Kentucky State House of Representatives, 1811; Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky, 1828-32; Governor of Kentucky, 1832-34 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 17) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • James Breathitt Jr. (1890-1934), American Democrat politician, Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky, 1927-31; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1928; Member of Kentucky State Senate 6th District, 1934 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 17) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • James Breathitt (1852-1934), American Republican politician, Member of Kentucky State House of Representatives, 1883-84, 1887-88; District Judge in Kentucky 3rd District, 1896-1900 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 17) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Edward Thompson Breathitt Jr. (1924-2003), American Democrat politician, Member of Kentucky State House of Representatives 9th District, 1952-57; Governor of Kentucky, 1963-67 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 17) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 17) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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