Brownsward History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The lineage of the name Brownsward 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.
Early Origins of the Brownsward family
The surname Brownsward was first found in Cheshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.
Early History of the Brownsward family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Brownsward research. Another 235 words (17 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 Brownsward History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Brownsward 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 Brownsward has undergone many spelling variations, including Brownsword, Brownsworth, Brownswolds, Brownswerd, Brownseworthe, Brownsorde, Brounesword and many more.
Early Notables of the Brownsward family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Brownsward family
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 Brownsward were among those contributors: William Brownsword, a bonded passenger sent to America in 1700; John Brownsword, who was on record in Pennsylvania in 1755.