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." 
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.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Brownell research. Another 59 words (4 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.
Frederick Brownell, American inventor and manufacturer, co-founder of the Brownell Car Company, a horsecar and streetcar builder in St. Louis, Missouri in 1875
William E. Brownell Ph.D.,, American professor in the Bobby R. Alford Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas
Mia Brownell (b. 1971), American painter
Kelly David Brownell (b. 1951), American clinical psychologist and scholar, known for his work on obesity and food policy, Dean of the Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University through the 2018 academic year
John Brownell (1765-1809), American who was taken prisoner during the American Revolution, Canadian farmer and politician in Upper Canada who represented Stormont & Russell in the Legislative Assembly of Upper Canada from 1808 to 1809
Francis Edwin Brownell (1840-1894), Union Army soldier who received a Medal of Honor for his actions during the American Civil War
William "Bill" Brownell, American professional basketball player and coach in the 1940s
Baker Brownell (1887-1965), American philosopher, born in St. Charles, Illinois
William Crary Brownell (1851-1928), American journalist and literary critic, born in New York City
Sonia Mary Brownell (1918-1980), better known as Sonia Orwell, second and last wife of writer George Orwell (Eric Arthur Blair)
^ Harrison, Henry, Surnames of the United Kingdom: A Concise Etymological Dictionary Baltimore: Geneological Publishing Company, 2013. Print
^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
^ 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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