Brownrigg History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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 brùn 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.

Early Origins of the Brownrigg family

The surname Brownrigg was first found in East Lothian, where they held a family seat from very early times. "The lands of Alanshaw had as one boundary Burnerig (now Brounrig) in the time of Alan the Steward. " [1]

Important Dates for the Brownrigg family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Brownrigg research. Another 93 words (7 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.

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.

Early Notables of the Brownrigg family (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...
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Migration of the Brownrigg family to Ireland

Some of the Brownrigg family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Brownrigg migration to the United States

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 [2]
Brownrigg Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • John Brownrigg, who landed in Jamaica in 1792 [2]
Brownrigg Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Algert J Brownrigg, aged 18, who arrived in New York, NY in 1889 [2]
  • James Brownrigg, aged 10, who immigrated 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 immigrated to America from Cumberland, in 1893
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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
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Brownrigg migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Brownrigg Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Mr. John Studholm Brownrigg U.E. who settled in Saint John, New Brunswick c. 1783 [3]
Brownrigg Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century
  • Bessie Brownrigg, aged 27, who immigrated to Montreal, Canada, in 1911
  • Henry J. Brownrigg, aged 49, who immigrated to St. John's, Newfoundland in 1922
  • Katherine Brownrigg, aged 44, who immigrated 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
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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
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Historic Events for the Brownrigg family

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 and died in the sinking [4]

Citations

  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  3. ^ 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
  4. ^ H.M.S. Hood Association-Battle Cruiser Hood: Crew Information - H.M.S. Hood Rolls of Honour, Men Lost in the Sinking of H.M.S. Hood, 24th May 1941. (Retrieved 2016, July 15) . Retrieved from http://www.hmshood.com/crew/memorial/roh_24may41.htm
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