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The name Brownswith is of Anglo-Saxon origin and came 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.

Brownswith Early Origins



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

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Brownswith Spelling Variations


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Brownswith 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 Brownswith family name include Brownsword, Brownsworth, Brownswolds, Brownswerd, Brownseworthe, Brownsorde, Brounesword and many more.

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Brownswith Early History


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Brownswith Early History



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

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Brownswith Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Brownswith Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Brownswith In Ireland


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Brownswith In Ireland



Some of the Brownswith 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



For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, the Canadas, 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 Brownswith 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.

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    2. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    4. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    5. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    6. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    7. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    8. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    9. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    10. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
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    The Brownswith Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Brownswith 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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