Origins Available: English
Early Origins of the Brownlow family
The surname Brownlow 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 Brownlow family
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Brownlow Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Brownlow, Brownloe, Brownlo, Brownlaw, Brownlowe and others.
Early Notables of the Brownlow 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
in 1668; Sir... Another 39 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Brownlow Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Brownlow family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Brownlow Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- James Brownlow, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Anglia" in 1851 CITATION[CLOSE]
State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) ANGLIA 1851. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1851Anglia.gif
- Catherine Brownlow, aged 25, a farm servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Admiral Boxer"
- John Henry Brownlow, aged 22, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Nabob"
- John Brownlow, aged 20, a farm labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1857 aboard the ship "Carnatic"
- Bridget Brownlow, aged 16, a servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1857 aboard the ship "Carnatic"
Brownlow Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- Charlotte Brownlow, aged 20, a servant, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Rakaia" in 1878
Contemporary Notables of the name Brownlow (post 1700)
- Louis Brownlow (1879-1963), American author, political scientist, and consultant in the area of public administration
- Kevin Brownlow (b. 1938), English filmmaker, film historian, television documentary-maker, and author
- William George Edward Brownlow (1902-1984), English politician, 4th Baron Brownlow
- Charles Brownlow (1795-1847), Irish politician, created 1st Baron Lurgan of Lurgan, County Armagh, in 1893
The Brownlow 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.