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Brownlaw History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



Early Origins of the Brownlaw family


The surname Brownlaw was first found in Derbyshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th century when they held estates in that shire.

Early History of the Brownlaw family


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Brownlaw Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Brownlow, Brownloe, Brownlo, Brownlaw, Brownlowe and others.

Early Notables of the Brownlaw family (pre 1700)


Distinguished members of the family include Sir William Brownlow, 1st Baronet (c. 1595-1666), an English politician and barrister; Sir John Brownlow, 3rd Baronet (1659-1697), an English Member of Parliament for Grantham in 1689, High Sheriff of Lincolnshire in 1668; Sir...
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Migration of the Brownlaw family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: the name represented in many forms and recorded from the mid 17th century in the great migration from Europe. Migrants settled in the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands..

The Brownlaw Motto


The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Esse quam videri
Motto Translation: To be, rather than to seem.


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