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An ancient Strathclyde-Briton family from the Scottish/English Borderlands were the first to use the name Brownlie. They lived in either of two settlements called Brownlee in the counties of Ayrshire and Lanarkshire.

Brownlie Early Origins



The surname Brownlie was first found in Belton, in Lincolnshire, where conjecturally they were descended from Gautier d'Aincourt, who was of Royal blood, related to King William's younger brother, a Norman Baron who was granted those lands by William the Conqueror for their assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Brownlie Spelling Variations


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Brownlie Spelling Variations



Before the printing press standardized spelling in the last few hundred years, no general rules existed in the English language. Spelling variations in Scottish names from the Middle Ages are common even within a single document. Brownlie has been spelled Brownlee, Brownlea, Brownlie, Brownlees, Brownley, Brownlow, Brownless, Brownlee, Brunlee, Brunlees, Brownleis, Brounley and many more.

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Brownlie Early History


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Brownlie Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Brownlie research. Another 367 words (26 lines of text) covering the years 1560, 1567, and 1886 are included under the topic Early Brownlie History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Brownlie Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Brownlie Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Brownlie In Ireland


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Brownlie In Ireland



Some of the Brownlie family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 108 words (8 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



For Scottish immigrants, the great expense of travel to North America did not seem such a problem in those unstable times. Acres of land awaited them and many got the chance to fight for their freedom in the American War of Independence. These Scots and their ancestors went on to play important roles in the forging of the great nations of the United States and Canada. Among them:

Brownlie Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Luke Brownlie settled in Virginia in 1639

Brownlie Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Robert Brownlie, aged 36, arrived in New York in 1775

Brownlie Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • James Henry Brownlie arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Woodlark" in 1873
  • Jane Brownlie arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Woodlark" in 1873
  • John Brownlie, aged 24, a mason, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Strathnaver" in 1874

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Contemporary Notables of the name Brownlie (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Brownlie (post 1700)



  • Noreen Brownlie (b. 1949), American writer
  • John Brownlie (b. 1952), Scottish football player
  • Jimmy Brownlie (1885-1973), Scottish football player
  • Royce Brownlie (b. 1980), Australian football player
  • Maurice Brownlie (1897-1957), New Zealand rugby union footballer
  • Sir Ian Brownlie CBE, QC, FBA (1932-2010), British barrister, specialising in international law
  • Cyril Brownlie (1895-1954), New Zealand rugby union footballer
  • Albert Brownlie, New Zealand Economist

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Brownlie Historic Events


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Brownlie Historic Events




RMS Lusitania

  • Mr. Thomas Brownlie, English 2nd Class passenger residing in Freeport, Pennsylvania, USA, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking and was recovered
  • Mrs. Margaret Brownlie, (née McKennon), English 2nd Class passenger residing in Freeport, Pennsylvania, USA, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and survived the sinking

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    2. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    3. Fulton, Alexander. Scotland and Her Tartans: The Romantic Heritage of the Scottish Clans and Families. Godalming: Bramley, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-86283-880-0).
    4. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    6. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    7. Bain, Robert. The Clans and Tartans of Scotland. Glasgow & London: Collins, 1968. Print. (ISBN 000411117-6).
    8. Skene, William Forbes Edition. Chronicles of the Picts, Chronicles of the Scots and Other Early Memorials of Scottish History. Edinburgh: H.M. General Register House, 1867. Print.
    9. Catholic Directory For Scotland. Glasgow: Burns Publications. Print.
    10. Paul, Sir James Balfour. An Ordinary of Arms Contained in the Public Register of All Arms and Bearings in Scotland Second Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1903. Print.
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    The Brownlie Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Brownlie 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 8 April 2016 at 22:07.

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