Brownsweard is a name whose history is connected to the ancient Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the Brownsweard family once 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 Brownsweard family
The surname Brownsweard was first found in Cheshire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Brownsweard family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Brownsweard 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 Brownsweard History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Brownsweard Spelling Variations
Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations
were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Brownsweard family name include Brownsword, Brownsworth, Brownswolds, Brownswerd, Brownseworthe, Brownsorde, Brounesword and many more.
Early Notables of the Brownsweard family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Brownsweard family to Ireland
Some of the Brownsweard family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Brownsweard family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland
, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Brownsweard surname or a spelling variation of the name include: William Brownsword, a bonded passenger sent to America in 1700; John Brownsword, who was on record in Pennsylvania in 1755.