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Britwel History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The origins of the Britwel name lie with England's ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. It comes from when the family 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 Britwel family

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

Early History of the Britwel family

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Britwel Spelling Variations

Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Britwel were recorded, including Brittle, Brittell, Britwell, Brutuelle, Brittewell, Brithwell and many more.

Early Notables of the Britwel family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Britwel family to the New World and Oceana

To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Britwel family emigrate to North America: Joseph Brittle who arrived in Maryland in 1774.

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