The name Brounesmyth is rooted in the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. It was originally a name for someone who worked as a worker in copper and brass. The surname Brounesmyth 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 Brounesmyth family
The surname Brounesmyth was first found in Yorkshire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Brounesmyth family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Brounesmyth 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 Brounesmyth History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Brounesmyth Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred
years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon
surnames like Brounesmyth are characterized by many spelling variations
. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Brounesmyth include Brownsmith, Brounesmyth, Brounsmyth, Bronesmyth, Bronsmyth and many more.
Early Notables of the Brounesmyth family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Brounesmyth family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Brounesmyth or a variant listed above: a number of settlers who arrived in the New World by the 19th century.