The Brittell name has descended through the generations from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. 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
Early Origins of the Brittell family
The surname Brittell was first found in Oxfordshire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Brittell family
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Brittell Spelling Variations
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Brittell has undergone many spelling variations
, including Brittle, Brittell, Britwell, Brutuelle, Brittewell, Brithwell and many more.
Early Notables of the Brittell family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Brittell family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the unstable social climate in England
of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Brittell were among those contributors: Joseph Brittle who arrived in Maryland in 1774.