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.
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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.
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.