Origins Available: English
name Bronwen comes from its first bearer, who was a person who was called the Brunswine,
which meant the brown swine.
, was an early name for the porpoise or a seal.
Early Origins of the Bronwen family
The surname Bronwen was first found in Suffolk
, where evidence suggests they held a family seat
before the Norman Conquest
in the 11th century.
Early History of the Bronwen family
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Bronwen Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred
years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Bronwen has been spelled many different ways, including Brunwin, Brunswin, Brunwinus, Brunwyn, Brounwyne and many more.
Early Notables of the Bronwen family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bronwen family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Bronwens to arrive in North America: a number of settlers who arrived by the 19th century.