Anglo-Saxon culture. The name Brownsithey comes from when the family 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 Brownsithey family
Cheshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.
Early History of the Brownsithey family
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Brownsithey Spelling Variations
One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Brownsithey has appeared include Brownsword, Brownsworth, Brownswolds, Brownswerd, Brownseworthe, Brownsorde, Brounesword and many more.
Early Notables of the Brownsithey family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Brownsithey family to Ireland
Some of the Brownsithey family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Brownsithey family to the New World and Oceana
At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Brownsithey arrived in North America very early: William Brownsword, a bonded passenger sent to America in 1700; John Brownsword, who was on record in Pennsylvania in 1755.
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