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The Boernician-Scottish Brownrigg family lived in or near one of the towns called Brownrigg, or Brownridge, in England. This surname comes from the Old English words brn and hrycg, which mean brown and ridge, respectively. This surname was most commonly found in Yorkshire, however, the places called Brownrigg were found in Cumberland. This indicates that the bearer's of the surname Brownrigg possibly moved from Cumberland to Yorkshire at some point.

Brownrigg Early Origins



The surname Brownrigg was first found in East Lothian, where they held a family seat from very early times.

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Brownrigg Spelling Variations


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Brownrigg Spelling Variations



Spelling rules had not yet evolved in medieval Scotland, some names dating from that era often appear many different ways. Some spelling variations of Brownrigg include Brownrigg, Brownridge, Burnrig, Brownrig and others.

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Brownrigg Early History


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Brownrigg Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Brownrigg research. Another 185 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1089, 1592, 1659, 1642 and 1659 are included under the topic Early Brownrigg History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Brownrigg Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Brownrigg Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable amongst the family at this time was Ralph Brownrigg or Brownrig (1592-1659), Bishop of Exeter (1642 to 1659) Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge; and Sir...

Another 26 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Brownrigg Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Brownrigg In Ireland


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Brownrigg In Ireland



Some of the Brownrigg family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 39 words (3 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



The Boernician-Scottish people who came to North America were often nearly penniless when they arrived, and brought very few personal effects with them. Much Scottish heritage was lost in the process, and it is only this century that highland games, Clan societies, and other patriotic Scottish organizations have helped the ancestors of Scots to rediscover their national legacy. Brownriggs were some of the first of the immigrants to arrive in North America:

Brownrigg Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Christopher Brownrigg, who arrived in Maryland in 1651

Brownrigg Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John Brownrigg, who landed in Jamaica in 1792

Brownrigg Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Algert J Brownrigg, aged 18, arrived in New York, NY in 1889
  • James Brownrigg, aged 10, who emigrated to the United States, in 1892
  • John Brownrigg, aged 32, who landed in America from Cumberland, in 1893
  • John W. Brownrigg, aged 1, who settled in America from Cumberland, in 1893
  • Henry W. Brownrigg, aged 4, who emigrated to America from Cumberland, in 1893
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Brownrigg Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • I.H. Brownrigg, aged 40, who landed in America, in 1908
  • Rhoda Brownrigg, aged 25, who landed in America from Egremont, England, in 1911
  • Alfred E. B. Brownrigg, aged 3, who settled in America, in 1916
  • Walter Brownrigg, aged 44, who landed in America from Liverpool, in 1918
  • Walter Brownrigg, aged 44, who settled in America, in 1919
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Brownrigg Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. John Studholm Brownrigg U.E. who settled in Saint John, New Brunswick c. 1783 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Brownrigg Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Bessie Brownrigg, aged 27, who emigrated to Montreal, Canada, in 1911
  • Henry J. Brownrigg, aged 49, who emigrated to St. John's, Newfoundland in 1922
  • Katherine Brownrigg, aged 44, who emigrated to St, Johns, Newfoundland in 1922
  • Mary Brownrigg, aged 12, who settled in St. John's, Newfoundland in 1923
  • Betty Brownrigg, aged 4, who settled in St. John's, Newfoudland in 1923
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Brownrigg (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Brownrigg (post 1700)



  • Sherrald "S. F." Brownrigg (1937-1996), American film director and producer
  • Andrew David Brownrigg (b. 1976), English former professional footballer
  • George Neville Brownrigg (1896-1981), Irish born English cricketer
  • Admiral Sir Henry John Studholme Brownrigg KBE CB DSO (1882-1943), British Royal Navy officer, Commander-in-Chief, The Nore
  • Sir Nicholas Gawen Brownrigg (b. 1932), 5th Baronet
  • Sir Douglas Egremont Robert Brownrigg (1867-1939), 4th Baronet, Rear-Admiral in the Royal Navy
  • Sir Henry Moore Brownrigg (1819-1900), 3rd Baronet
  • Sir Robert William Colebrooke Brownrigg (1817-1882), 2nd Baronet
  • Philip Brownrigg, Director of Copper Consortium
  • Captain Thomas Marcus Brownrigg (1902-1967), British Royal Navy officer
  • ... (Another 1 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Brownrigg Historic Events


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Brownrigg Historic Events




HMS Hood

  • Mr. John G P Brownrigg (b. 1919), English Lieutenant-Commander serving for the Royal Navy from Helensburgh, Dunbartonshire, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking

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Motto


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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: Virtute et sapientia
Motto Translation: By virtue and wisdom.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Other References

  1. Adam, Frank. Clans Septs and Regiments of the Scottish Highlands 8th Edition. London: Bacon (G.W.) & Co, 1970. Print. (ISBN 10-0717945006).
  2. Catholic Directory For Scotland. Glasgow: Burns Publications. Print.
  3. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  4. Black, George F. The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3).
  5. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  6. Moody David. Scottish Family History. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0806312688).
  7. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
  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. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  10. Scarlett, James D. Tartan The Highland Textile. London: Shepheard-Walwyn, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0-85683-120-4).
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The Brownrigg Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Brownrigg 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 2 December 2016 at 20:22.

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