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The name Brownsork has a long Anglo-Saxon heritage. The name 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.

Brownsork Early Origins



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

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Brownsork Spelling Variations


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Brownsork Spelling Variations



Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Brownsork have been found, including Brownsword, Brownsworth, Brownswolds, Brownswerd, Brownseworthe, Brownsorde, Brounesword and many more.

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Brownsork Early History


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Brownsork Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Brownsork research. Another 468 words (33 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 Brownsork History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Brownsork Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Brownsork Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 41 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Brownsork Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Brownsork In Ireland


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Brownsork In Ireland



Some of the Brownsork family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 82 words (6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Brownsork, 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.

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

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    The Brownsork Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Brownsork 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.

    This page was last modified on 16 February 2017 at 15:44.

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