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"BRAITHWAITE. An English surname. There are two places of the name in Yorkshire and one in Cumberland. The name is found in Edinburgh in the seventeenth century as Breathit and Breathwit (Edinb. Man.). George Brathwait took the oath in 1684 (RFC., 3. ser. x, p. 455), and Jean Braithwaite appears in Dumfries, 1750 (Dumfries). "(The surnames of Scotland. George Fraser Black, 1866-1948)


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Some Famous People with the surname of Braithwaite

Wikipedia Leonard Austin Braithwaite, CM, O.
Wikipedia Richard Bevan Braithwaite (15 January 1900?21 April 1990) was an English philosopher who worked in the philosophy of science, ethics, and the philosophy of religion.
Wikipedia Franklin Delano Alexander Braithwaite, better known as Junior Braithwaite, (4 April 1949 - 2 June 1999) was a reggae musician from Kingston, Jamaica, the youngest member of the vocal group, The Wailing Wailers.
Wikipedia Dame Lilian Braithwaite DBE (9 March 1873 ? 17 September 1948), born Florence Lilian Braithwaite, was an English actress.
Wikipedia John Victor Maxwell Braithwaite (7 December 1911 ? 19 March 1995) was a Canadian novelist and writer of non-fiction.
Wikipedia Henry Warwick Braithwaite (born 9 January 1896, Dunedin; died 1971) was a New Zealand-born orchestra conductor.
Wikipedia General Sir Walter Pipon Braithwaite, GCB (11 November 1865 ? 7 September 1945) was a British general during World War I.
Wikipedia Leon Jerome Braithwaite (born Hackney, 17 December 1972) is an English footballer.