Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It comes from a name for a worker in copper and brass. The surname Bronsmyth is derived from the Old English words brun, which means brown, and refers to the color of the metals used, and smith, which means smith.
Early Origins of the Bronsmyth family
Yorkshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.
Early History of the Bronsmyth family
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Bronsmyth Spelling Variations
Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Bronsmyth family name include Brownsmith, Brounesmyth, Brounsmyth, Bronesmyth, Bronsmyth and many more.
Early Notables of the Bronsmyth family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bronsmyth family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Bronsmyth surname or a spelling variation of the name include : a number of settlers who arrived in the New World by the 19th century.
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