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The Brownell surname is thought to be a habitational name, created from any of various places in England called Brownell. There was a Brownell in Yorkshire, in Cheshire, and in Staffordshire. These place names in turn come from the Old English "brun,"meaning "brown," and "hyll" meaning "a hill."

Brownell Early Origins



The surname Brownell was first found in Derbyshire where they held a family seat from very ancient times. The Brownell surname may even pre-date the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Brownell Spelling Variations


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Brownell Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Brownell, Brounell, Brownel and others.

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Brownell Early History


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Brownell Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Brownell research. Another 248 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1275 and 1329 are included under the topic Early Brownell History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Brownell Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Brownell Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Brownell Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Brownell Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Anne Brownell who settled in Massachusetts in 1630 with her husband Thomas
  • Thomas Brownell, who landed in Rhode Island in 1638

Brownell Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Silas Brownell arrived in New York in 1823
  • T. A. A. W. Brownell arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850
  • E. H. Brownell, aged 37, who emigrated to the United States from London, in 1892
  • E. F. Brownell, aged 35, who settled in America, in 1893
  • Clara Brownell, aged 38, who landed in America, in 1894
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Brownell Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Adela Brownell, who settled in America, in 1900
  • A.S. Brownell, aged 40, who landed in America from London, in 1904
  • Carl W. Brownell, aged 38, who landed in America, in 1904
  • Anna J. Brownell, aged 55, who emigrated to America, in 1905
  • Elizabeth A. Brownell, aged 59, who landed in America, in 1905
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Brownell Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. Jeremiah Brownell U.E. who settled in Westmoreland County, New Brunswick c. 1783 he died in 1835 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

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Contemporary Notables of the name Brownell (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Brownell (post 1700)



  • Sonia Mary Brownell (1918-1980), second and last wife of writer George Orwell
  • Herbert Brownell Jr. (1904-1996), Attorney General of the United States in President Eisenhower's cabinet from 1953 to 1957
  • William Crary Brownell (1851-1928), American journalist and literary critic
  • Henry Howard Brownell (1820-1872), American lawyer, poet and prose writer
  • Eric Lindsay Douglas Brownell (1876-1945), English (Australian-born) cricketer
  • Air Commodore Raymond James Brownell CBE, MC, MM (1894-1974), Australian First World War flying ace
  • Frederick Gordon Brownell OMSS, SM, MMM, JCD, South African State Herald (1982-2002,) vexillologist, and genealogist

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Other References

  1. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  2. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  3. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  4. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  5. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  6. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  7. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  8. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  9. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  10. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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The Brownell Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Brownell Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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