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Brierwood Early Origins



The surname Brierwood was first found in Cheshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th century when they held estates in that shire.

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Brierwood Spelling Variations


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Brierwood Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Brerewood, Brerwood, Briarwood, Bryerwood, Brierwood, Brairwood and many more.

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Brierwood Early History


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Brierwood Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Brierwood research. Another 275 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1510, 1600, 1535, 1455, 1487, 1643, 1565, 1613, 1588, 1654, 1694, 1791, 1670, 1746, 1705, 1677 and 1703 are included under the topic Early Brierwood History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Brierwood Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Brierwood Early Notables (pre 1700)



Distinguished members of the family include Edward Brerewood (c.1565-1613), English antiquary and mathematician, Gresham Professor of Astronomy, London; Sir Robert Brerewood (1588-1654), English lawyer and politician; and Francis Brerewood (1694-1791), English painter. On the infamous side, Thomas Brerewood (c.1670-1746), was a 'Gentleman Entrepreneur & Fraudster' who was deeply involved in bankruptcy...

Another 60 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Brierwood Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: the name represented in many forms and recorded from the mid 17th century in the great migration from Europe. Migrants settled in the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands..

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    2. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    3. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    4. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    5. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    6. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    7. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    8. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    9. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    10. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
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    The Brierwood Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Brierwood Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 23 December 2013 at 13:07.

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