Anglo-Saxon name Brouneswert comes from the family having resided in the village of Brownswolds in the Congleton district of Cheshire county. The name of this settlement was occasionally recorded as Brownsworth.
Early Origins of the Brouneswert family
Cheshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.
Early History of the Brouneswert family
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Brouneswert Spelling Variations
hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Spelling variants included: Brownsword, Brownsworth, Brownswolds, Brownswerd, Brownseworthe, Brownsorde, Brounesword and many more.
Early Notables of the Brouneswert family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Brouneswert family to Ireland
Some of the Brouneswert family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Brouneswert family to the New World and Oceana
In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Brouneswerts to arrive on North American shores: William Brownsword, a bonded passenger sent to America in 1700; John Brownsword, who was on record in Pennsylvania in 1755.
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