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The origins of the Brownsword name come from when the Anglo-Saxon tribes ruled over Britain. The name Brownsword was originally derived from a family having lived in the village of Brownswolds in the Congleton district of Cheshire county. The name of this settlement was occasionally recorded as Brownsworth.

Brownsword Early Origins



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

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Brownsword Spelling Variations


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Brownsword Spelling Variations



Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Brownsword include Brownsword, Brownsworth, Brownswolds, Brownswerd, Brownseworthe, Brownsorde, Brounesword and many more.

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Brownsword Early History


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Brownsword Early History



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

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Brownsword Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Brownsword Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Brownsword In Ireland


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Brownsword In Ireland



Some of the Brownsword 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



A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:

Brownsword Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • William Brownsword, a bonded passenger sent to America in 1700
  • John Brownsword, who was on record in Pennsylvania in 1755

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Contemporary Notables of the name Brownsword (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Brownsword (post 1700)



  • Jack Brownsword (1923-2009), English professional footballer
  • Andrew Brownsword (b. 1947), English entrepreneur, founder of the greeting cards and gifts company Forever Friends
  • Roger Brownsword, Professor of Law at King's College London

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    2. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    3. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    4. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. 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. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    7. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    8. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    9. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    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 Brownsword Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Brownsword 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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