Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the Brownswert family 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 Brownswert family
Cheshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.
Early History of the Brownswert family
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Brownswert Spelling Variations
hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Brownswert are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Brownswert include: Brownsword, Brownsworth, Brownswolds, Brownswerd, Brownseworthe, Brownsorde, Brounesword and many more.
Early Notables of the Brownswert family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Brownswert family to Ireland
Some of the Brownswert family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Brownswert family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Brownswert 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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