The name Brinthwaite is of Anglo-Saxon
origin and came from when the family 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 Brinthwaite family
The surname Brinthwaite 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 Brinthwaite family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Brinthwaite 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 Brinthwaite History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Brinthwaite Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred
years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon
surnames like Brinthwaite are characterized by many spelling variations
. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. The variations of the name Brinthwaite include: Branthwaite, Branthwayte, Brandthwaite, Branthwhite, Brownthwaite, Braunthwaite, Brinthwaite, Branthwate, Branwhite, Branwite and many more.
Early Notables of the Brinthwaite family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Brinthwaite family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Brinthwaite 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.