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Murthwaite Early Origins



The surname Murthwaite was first found in Westmorland where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1541 when William Myrethwaite held estates in that county at Ravenstondale.

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Murthwaite Spelling Variations


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Murthwaite Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Murthwaite, Myrthwaite, Mirthwaite, Merthwaite, Murthwait, Myrthwait and many more.

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Murthwaite Early History


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Murthwaite Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Murthwaite research. Another 159 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1455 and 1487 are included under the topic Early Murthwaite History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Murthwaite Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Murthwaite Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Murthwaite 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Murthwaite Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Ann Murthwaite, a bonded passenger, who settled in America in 1769

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