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Origins Available: English, Scottish
A family of Strathclyde-Briton were the first to use the name Brownlow. They lived in either of two settlements called Brownlee in the counties of Ayrshire and Lanarkshire.
In the era before dictionaries, there were no rules governing the spelling or translation of names or any other words. Consequently, there are an enormous number of spelling variations in Medieval Scottish names. Brownlow has appeared as Brownlee, Brownlea, Brownlie, Brownlees, Brownley, Brownlow, Brownless, Brownlee, Brunlee, Brunlees, Brownleis, Brounley and many more.
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.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Brownlow research. Another 367 words (26 lines of text) covering the years 1560, 1567, and 1886 are included under the topic Early Brownlow History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Brownlow Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Brownlow 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.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Brownlow Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- James Brownlow arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Anglia" in 1851
- Catherine Brownlow, aged 25, a farm servant, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Admiral Boxer"
- John Henry Brownlow, aged 22, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Nabob"
- John Brownlow, aged 20, a farm labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1857 aboard the ship "Carnatic"
- Bridget Brownlow, aged 16, a servant, 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, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Rakaia" in 1878
- 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), Politician, 4th Baron Brownlow
- Charles Brownlow (1795-1847), Irish politician, created 1st Baron Lurgan of Lurgan, County Armagh, in 1893
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The Brownlow Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Brownlow 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.
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