The name Brownejon comes from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. It was a name for a person named John
who had brown hair or a dark complexion. The personal name John
was so common in medieval times that a qualifying adjective became necessary became necessary to distinguish between different people with that name. This was particularly necessary due to the fairly common practice of giving the personal name to all the sons in a family.
Early Origins of the Brownejon family
The surname Brownejon was first found in Essex
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Brownejon family
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Brownejon Spelling Variations
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Brownejon has undergone many spelling variations
, including Brownjohn, Browneion, Brownejohn, Bronjohn, Brownjon and many more.
Early Notables of the Brownejon family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Brownejon family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the unstable social climate in England
of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Brownejon were among those contributors: William Brownjohn who arrived in Georgia in 1733.