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The ancient name of Bronsmyth finds its origins with the ancient 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.

Bronsmyth Early Origins



The surname Bronsmyth was first found in Yorkshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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Bronsmyth Spelling Variations


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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.

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Bronsmyth Early History


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Bronsmyth Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bronsmyth research. Another 387 words (28 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1327, 1349, 1369, 1379, 1447, 1559, 1581, 1694 and 1550 are included under the topic Early Bronsmyth History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bronsmyth Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bronsmyth Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 18 words (1 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bronsmyth 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



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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Citations



    Other References

    1. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    2. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    3. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    4. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    6. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    7. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    8. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    9. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    10. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
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    The Bronsmyth Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bronsmyth Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 27 February 2014 at 09:33.

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