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The ancestors of the bearers of the Brothwell family name are thought have lived in ancient Anglo-Saxon England. They were first found 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.

Brothwell Early Origins



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

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Brothwell Spelling Variations


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Brothwell Spelling Variations



Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Brothwell include Brittle, Brittell, Britwell, Brutuelle, Brittewell, Brithwell and many more.

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Brothwell Early History


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Brothwell Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Brothwell research. Another 471 words (34 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1273, 1500 and 1626 are included under the topic Early Brothwell History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Brothwell Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Brothwell Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Brothwell Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Brothwell or a variant listed above: Joseph Brittle who arrived in Maryland in 1774.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Brothwell (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Brothwell (post 1700)



  • J. F. Brothwell, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Connecticut State House of Representatives from Fairfield, 1912
  • David Brothwell, American politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Roxbury, 1829-30, 1836
  • Cassella V. Brothwell, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Connecticut State House of Representatives from Fairfield, 1910
  • Donald R. Brothwell FRAI (1933-2016), British archaeologist and academic, Professor of Human Palaeoecology at the Department of Archaeology, University of York in York

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    2. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    3. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    4. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    5. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    6. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    8. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    9. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    10. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
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    The Brothwell Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Brothwell Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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