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.
Early Origins of the Brownsword family
The surname Brownsword was first found in Cheshire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Brownsword family
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.
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.
Early Notables of the Brownsword family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Brownsword family to 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.
Migration of the Brownsword family to the New World and Oceana
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
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