The Outhwaite family name is linked to the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. Their name comes from the Old English personal name Untric,
which meant dawn
Thus, the bearers of the Outhwaite surname were originally known as the son of Untric.
Early Origins of the Outhwaite family
The surname Outhwaite was first found in Lancashire
where they held a family seat
at Houthwaite in the parish of Kirkby-Ireleth, Furness, Northern Lancashire
. Anciently, the name was more commonly spelt Huthwaite. William of Husthayt was recorded in 1275 in Yorkshire.
Early History of the Outhwaite family
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Outhwaite Spelling Variations
Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred
years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations
in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon
and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Outhwaite include Outhwaite, Owthwaite, Huthwaite, Houthwaite, Hustwayte, Hustwitt, Outhwayte, Owthwait, Outhwait, Owthwate, Outhwate, Uthwatt, Uthwaite, Uthwayte and many more.
Early Notables of the Outhwaite family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Outhwaite family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England
at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Outhwaite were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records:
Outhwaite Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- William Outhwaite, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1819
- John Outhwaite, who arrived in New York in 1831 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
- John Outhwaite, who arrived in New York in 1831
Outhwaite Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Catherine Outhwaite, English convict from Middlesex, who was transported aboard the "Amphitrite" on August 21, 1833, settling in New South Wales, Australia CITATION[CLOSE]
State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Amphitrite voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1833 with 99 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/amphitrite/1833
Contemporary Notables of the name Outhwaite (post 1700)
- Joseph H. Outhwaite, American lawyer and politician from Ohio
- Leonard Outhwaite, American author and anthropologist
- Tamzin Outhwaite (b. 1970), English actor best known for her role in the BBC soap opera "EastEnders"
- Thomas Outhwaite (1805-1879), Registrar of the Supreme Court of new Zealand, eponym of Outhwaite Park
- Ida Rentoul Outhwaite, Australian illustrator of children's books