The name Brownle was first used by the ancient Strathclyde-Briton people of the Scottish/English Borderlands. The first Brownle family lived in either of two settlements called Brownlee in the counties of Ayrshire
Early Origins of the Brownle family
The surname Brownle was first found in Belton, in Lincolnshire
, where conjecturally they were descended from Gautier d'Aincourt, who was of Royal blood, related to King William's younger brother, a Norman Baron
who was granted those lands by William the Conqueror for their assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Brownle family
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Brownle Spelling Variations
Surnames that evolved in Scotland
in the Middle Ages often appear under many spelling variations
. These are due to the practice of spelling according to sound in the era before dictionaries had standardized the English language. Brownle has appeared as Brownlee, Brownlea, Brownlie, Brownlees, Brownley, Brownlow, Brownless, Brownlee, Brunlee, Brunlees, Brownleis, Brounley and many more.
Early Notables of the Brownle family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Brownle family to Ireland
Some of the Brownle family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 108 words (8 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Brownle family to the New World and Oceana
The North American colonies beckoned, with their ample land and opportunity as their freedom from the persecution suffered by so many Clan
families back home. Many Scots even fought against England
in the American War of Independence
to gain this freedom. Recently, clan societies have allowed the ancestors of these brave Scottish settlers to rediscover their familial roots. Among them: Rich Brownley who settled in Barbados in 1635; Luke Brownlie settled in Virginia in 1639; Alice, Ann, George, James, Jane, John Brownlee settled in Charles Town [Charleston], South Carolina in 1770.