The ancient name of Browaray finds its origins with the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. It comes from a name for a brewer. The surname Browaray is derived from the Old English word brewere,
which in turn comes from the Old English word breowan,
which means to brew.
However, the name may also be derived from residence in the place called Bruer in Lincolnshire
, the settlement of Bruera in Cheshire
, or even the place called Bruyère in Calvados, Normandy
. The name of the Norman settlement is derived from the Old French word bruière,
which means heath,
while the names of the English settlements are translated from the Old English word hæth,
which has the equivalent meaning.
Early Origins of the Browaray family
The surname Browaray was first found in Cambridgeshire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Browaray family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Browaray research.Another 367 words (26 lines of text) covering the years 1273 and 1500 are included under the topic Early Browaray History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Browaray Spelling Variations
Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations
were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Browaray family name include Brewery, Brewerie, Bruere, Brewerry, Brewary, Bruerey, Bruerie and many more.
Early Notables of the Browaray family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Browaray family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland
, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Browaray surname or a spelling variation of the name include : a number of settlers who arrived in the New World by the 19th century.