Brownsworde History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The name Brownsworde first arose amongst the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It is derived from their 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 Brownsworde family
The surname Brownsworde was first found in Cheshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.
Early History of the Brownsworde family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Brownsworde research. Another 235 words (17 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 Brownsworde History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Brownsworde Spelling Variations
One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Brownsworde has appeared include Brownsword, Brownsworth, Brownswolds, Brownswerd, Brownseworthe, Brownsorde, Brounesword and many more.
Early Notables of the Brownsworde family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Brownsworde family
At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Brownsworde arrived in North America very early: William Brownsword, a bonded passenger sent to America in 1700; John Brownsword, who was on record in Pennsylvania in 1755.
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