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Brownsmythe History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



Brownsmythe is an Anglo-Saxon name. The name was originally given to a worker in copper and brass. The surname Brownsmythe is derived from the Old English words brun, which means brown, and refers to the color of the metals used, and smith, which means smith.

Early Origins of the Brownsmythe family


The surname Brownsmythe was first found in Yorkshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

Early History of the Brownsmythe family


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Brownsmythe 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 Brownsmythe has appeared include Brownsmith, Brounesmyth, Brounsmyth, Bronesmyth, Bronsmyth and many more.

Early Notables of the Brownsmythe family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Brownsmythe 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 Brownsmythe arrived in North America very early: a number of settlers who arrived in the New World by the 19th century.

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