The history of the Brithwell family goes back to the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. It is derived from the family living in the settlement of Britwell
in the county of Buckinghamshire
, or in the settlement of Britwell Prior, in the parish of Salome in Oxfordshire
. Miles Crispin was recorded as the proprietor of the latter lands, which were then called Brutuelle, in the Domesday Book
Early Origins of the Brithwell family
The surname Brithwell was first found in Oxfordshire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Brithwell family
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Brithwell Spelling Variations
Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon
surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations
. Changes in Anglo-Saxon
names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Brithwell include Brittle, Brittell, Britwell, Brutuelle, Brittewell, Brithwell and many more.
Early Notables of the Brithwell family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Brithwell family to the New World and Oceana
Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Brithwell or a variant listed above: Joseph Brittle who arrived in Maryland in 1774.