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Bronwyn History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Origins Available: English, Welsh

The name Bronwyn was formed many centuries ago by the ancient Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It was a name typically given to a person who was called the Brunswine, which meant the brown swine. This nickname, was an early name for the porpoise or a seal.

Early Origins of the Bronwyn family

The surname Bronwyn 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 Bronwyn family

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Bronwyn Spelling Variations

Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Bronwyn include Brunwin, Brunswin, Brunwinus, Brunwyn, Brounwyne and many more.

Early Notables of the Bronwyn family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Bronwyn family to the New World and Oceana

A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants: a number of settlers who arrived by the 19th century.

Contemporary Notables of the name Bronwyn (post 1700)

  • Gladys Bronwyn Stern (1890-1973), English author
  • Bronwyn May Gillanders (b. 1963), Australian marine scientist, President of the Australian Society for Fish Biology from 2012 to 2013
  • Bronwyn Nutley (b. 1983), Australian footballer
  • Bronwyn Roye (b. 1970), Australian rower
  • Bronwyn Bancroft (b. 1958), Aboriginal Australian artist
  • Bronwyn Lea (b. 1969), contemporary Australian poet, academic and editor

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