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The name Lewthwaite first arose amongst the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It is derived from their having lived in Lewthwaite, a village in Cumberland. The place-name Lewthwaite is derived from the Old English words hlw, which meant "burial mound," and thwaite, which meant "cleared land, pasture land." The name as a whole meant "burial mounds in the fields." The family name is derived from the name of the village.

Lewthwaite Early Origins



The surname Lewthwaite was first found in Cumberland where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Lewthwaite Spelling Variations


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Lewthwaite Spelling Variations



One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Lewthwaite has appeared include Lewthwaite, Laithwaite, Lawthwaite and others.

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Lewthwaite Early History


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Lewthwaite Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Lewthwaite research. Another 294 words (21 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Lewthwaite History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Lewthwaite Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Lewthwaite Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Lewthwaite 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



At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Lewthwaite arrived in North America very early:

Lewthwaite Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John Lewthwaite settled in Virginia in 1775

Lewthwaite Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • James Lewthwaite, aged 28, arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Blundell"

Lewthwaite Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • John Lewthwaite landed in New Plymouth, New Zealand in 1841 aboard the ship Amelia Thompson

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Contemporary Notables of the name Lewthwaite (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Lewthwaite (post 1700)



  • Jimmy Lewthwaite (1920-2006), English rugby league player who played in the 1940s through the 1950s
  • Paul Lewthwaite (b. 1969), Manx sculptor from Douglas, Isle of Man
  • Sir David Rainald Lewthwaite (1940-2004), 5th Baronet of Thwaites, Cumberland, British peer
  • Sir Rainald Gilfrid Lewthwaite (1913-2003), 4th Baronet of Thwaites, Cumberland, British peer
  • Sir William Anthony Lewthwaite (1912-1993), 3rd Baronet of Thwaites, Cumberland, British peer
  • Sir William Lewthwaite (1882-1933), 2nd Baronet of Thwaites, Cumberland, British peer
  • Sir William Lewthwaite (1853-1927), 1st Baronet of Thwaites, Cumberland, British peer, Chairman of the Conservative Association of the Egremont Division of Cumberland
  • John Lewthwaite (1816-1892), New Zealand politician, Member of Parliament for Grey and Bell (1856-1858)
  • William John Lewthwaite, British film editor, known for his work on Your Past Is Showing (1957), 1984 (1956), and Half a Sixpence (1967)
  • Sir William Lewthwaite, British Supreme Court Lawyer
  • ... (Another 1 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Tendens ad aethera virtus
Motto Translation: Virtue aspirng toward heaven.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    2. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    3. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    4. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    5. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    6. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    7. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    8. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    9. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    10. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    11. ...

    The Lewthwaite Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Lewthwaite 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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