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The name Brownson is an old Anglo-Saxon name. It comes from when a family lived in the village of Brownswolds in the Congleton district of Cheshire county. The name of this settlement was occasionally recorded as Brownsworth.

Brownson Early Origins



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

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Brownson Spelling Variations


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Brownson Spelling Variations



Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Brownson were recorded, including Brownsword, Brownsworth, Brownswolds, Brownswerd, Brownseworthe, Brownsorde, Brounesword and many more.

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Brownson Early History


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Brownson Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Brownson research. Another 469 words (34 lines of text) covering the years 1500, 1561, 1583, 1607, 1662, 1673, 1707, 1726, 1540, 1589 and 1560 are included under the topic Early Brownson History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Brownson Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Brownson Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 25 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Brownson Notables 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



To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Brownson family emigrate to North America:

Brownson Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Theron W Brownson, who arrived in Mobile, Ala in 1861
  • Frederick Brownson, aged 30, who emigrated to the United States, in 1892
  • Marcus A. Brownson, aged 33, who landed in America from London, in 1892
  • Mrs. M. Brownson, aged 32, who landed in America from London, in 1895
  • M. Brownson, aged 36, who landed in America from London, in 1895

Brownson Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • James M. Brownson, who settled in America, in 1906
  • Mary W. Brownson, who emigrated to the United States, in 1907
  • Leonard Brownson, aged 4, who emigrated to the United States, in 1908
  • Leonard Brownson, aged 64, who settled in America, in 1909
  • Truman Brownson, aged 59, who settled in America, in 1910
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Brownson Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. Samuel Brownson II, Sr., U.E. who settled in Canada 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
  • Mr. Samuel Brownson, II U.E. who settled in Canada 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

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Contemporary Notables of the name Brownson (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Brownson (post 1700)



  • Sarah Nicolena Brownson (1839-1876), American writer, daughter of Orestes A. Brownson
  • Rear Admiral Willard Herbert Brownson (1845-1935), American naval admiral, Superintendent of the United States Naval Academy, eponym of two destroyers
  • Orestes Augustus Brownson (1803-1876), American philosopher and writer
  • Nathan Brownson (1742-1796), American physician and politician, 14th Governor of Georgia in 1781
  • Mark Brownson (b. 1975), American former Major League Baseball pitcher who played from 1998 to 2000
  • Charles B. Brownson (1914-1988), American politician, U.S. Representative from Indiana
  • Derry Brownson (b. 1970), English musician

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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. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  2. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  3. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  4. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  5. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  6. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  7. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  8. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  9. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  10. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
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The Brownson Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Brownson 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.

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