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Brownell History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



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."

Early Origins of the Brownell family


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.

Early History of the Brownell family


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Brownell Spelling Variations


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

Early Notables of the Brownell family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Brownell family to the New World and Oceana


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 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)

Brownell Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Silas Brownell, who 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
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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 [2]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

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


  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ 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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