Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. 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 Britwell family
Oxfordshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.
Early History of the Britwell family
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Britwell Spelling Variations
Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Britwell have been found, including Brittle, Brittell, Britwell, Brutuelle, Brittewell, Brithwell and many more.
Early Notables of the Britwell family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Britwell family to the New World and Oceana
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Britwell, or a variant listed above: Joseph Brittle who arrived in Maryland in 1774.
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