Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the Bricchtewell family once lived in either of the settlements named Brightwell in Berkshire or Suffolk, or in the place called Brightwell Baldwin in Oxfordshire.
Early Origins of the Bricchtewell family
Oxfordshire, where the name is associated with the village of Brightwell Baldwin. In the Domesday Book survey of 1086 Brightwell Baldwin was recorded as lands held by William the Conqueror and the Bishop of Bayeux. During the 11th century it was the site of a mill. Robert de Brictewell was registered in Oxfordshire in 1205. Brightwell Castle was built in 1145 by King Stephen in the village of Brightwell-cum-Sotwell, but was destroyed in 1153 by his cousin Matilda's son during a civil war. He would later become known as King Henry II.
Early History of the Bricchtewell family
Another 451 words (32 lines of text) covering the years 1221, 1273, 1439, 1500, 1675, 1787, 1806, 1811, 1388 and 1390 are included under the topic Early Bricchtewell History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Bricchtewell Spelling Variations
spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Bricchtewell family name include Brightwell, Brightwelle, Britewell, Brihtwell, Brictewell, Brichtewell, Brichwell and many more.
Early Notables of the Bricchtewell family (pre 1700)
Another 25 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bricchtewell Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Bricchtewell family to Ireland
Some of the Bricchtewell family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 37 words (3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Bricchtewell 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 Bricchtewell surname or a spelling variation of the name include: John Brightwell, who settled in Nova Scotia in 1749.
Bricchtewell Family Crest Products