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Brittewel History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The Anglo-Saxon name Brittewel comes from the family having resided 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 Brittewel family


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

Early History of the Brittewel family


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Brittewel Spelling Variations


Brittewel has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Spelling variants included: Brittle, Brittell, Britwell, Brutuelle, Brittewell, Brithwell and many more.

Early Notables of the Brittewel family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Brittewel family to the New World and Oceana


In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Brittewels to arrive on North American shores: Joseph Brittle who arrived in Maryland in 1774.

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