name Brounsmyth comes from when its first bearer worked as a worker in copper and brass. The surname Brounsmyth 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 Brounsmyth family
The surname Brounsmyth was first found in Yorkshire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Brounsmyth family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Brounsmyth 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 Brounsmyth History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Brounsmyth Spelling Variations
Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon
surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations
. Changes in Anglo-Saxon
names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Brounsmyth include Brownsmith, Brounesmyth, Brounsmyth, Bronesmyth, Bronsmyth and many more.
Early Notables of the Brounsmyth family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Brounsmyth family to the New World and Oceana
Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Brounsmyth or a variant listed above: a number of settlers who arrived in the New World by the 19th century.