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Where did the Scottish Brownlow family come from? What is the Scottish Brownlow family crest and coat of arms? When did the Brownlow family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Brownlow family history?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
Brownlow Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
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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