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The lineage of the name Brownsorthe begins with the Anglo-Saxon tribes in Britain. It is a result of when they lived in the village of Brownswolds in the Congleton district of Cheshire county. The name of this settlement was occasionally recorded as Brownsworth.

Brownsorthe Early Origins



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

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Brownsorthe Spelling Variations


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Brownsorthe Spelling Variations



Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Brownsorthe has undergone many spelling variations, including Brownsword, Brownsworth, Brownswolds, Brownswerd, Brownseworthe, Brownsorde, Brounesword and many more.

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Brownsorthe Early History


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Brownsorthe Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Brownsorthe 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 Brownsorthe History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Brownsorthe Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Brownsorthe Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Brownsorthe In Ireland


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Brownsorthe In Ireland



Some of the Brownsorthe 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



To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Brownsorthe were among those contributors: William Brownsword, a bonded passenger sent to America in 1700; John Brownsword, who was on record in Pennsylvania in 1755.

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    2. 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).
    3. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    4. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    5. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    6. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    8. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
    9. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    10. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    11. ...

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