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The origins of the Anglo-Saxon name Brownjon come from its first bearer, who was 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.

Brownjon Early Origins



The surname Brownjon was first found in Essex, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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Brownjon Spelling Variations


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Brownjon Spelling Variations



The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Brownjon has been spelled many different ways, including Brownjohn, Browneion, Brownejohn, Bronjohn, Brownjon and many more.

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Brownjon Early History


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Brownjon Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Brownjon research. Another 377 words (27 lines of text) covering the years 1349, 1500, 1676 and 1720 are included under the topic Early Brownjon History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Brownjon Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Brownjon Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Brownjon 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



Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Brownjons to arrive in North America: William Brownjohn who arrived in Georgia in 1733.

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    2. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    3. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    4. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    5. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    6. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    7. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    8. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    9. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    10. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
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    The Brownjon Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Brownjon 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.

    This page was last modified on 10 December 2014 at 14:51.

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