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Britle History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The present generation of the Britle family is only the most recent to bear a name that dates back to the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. Their name comes from having lived 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 of 1086.

Early Origins of the Britle family

The surname Britle was first found in Oxfordshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

Early History of the Britle family

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Britle Spelling Variations

Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Britle include Brittle, Brittell, Britwell, Brutuelle, Brittewell, Brithwell and many more.

Early Notables of the Britle family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Britle family to the New World and Oceana

Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Britle were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records: Joseph Brittle who arrived in Maryland in 1774.

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