In ancient Anglo-Saxon England
, the ancestors of the Brownseworthe surname lived in the village of Brownswolds in the Congleton district of Cheshire
county. The name of this settlement was occasionally recorded as Brownsworth.
Early Origins of the Brownseworthe family
The surname Brownseworthe was first found in Cheshire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Brownseworthe family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Brownseworthe research.Another 235 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1500, 1561, 1583, 1607, 1662, 1673, 1707, 1726, 1540, 1589, 1560 and 1679 are included under the topic Early Brownseworthe History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Brownseworthe Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred
years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon
surnames like Brownseworthe are characterized by many spelling variations
. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Brownseworthe include: Brownsword, Brownsworth, Brownswolds, Brownswerd, Brownseworthe, Brownsorde, Brounesword and many more.
Early Notables of the Brownseworthe family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Brownseworthe family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Brownseworthe or a variant listed above: William Brownsword, a bonded passenger sent to America in 1700; John Brownsword, who was on record in Pennsylvania in 1755.