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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.

Brownsworde Early Origins



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

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Brownsworde Spelling Variations


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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.

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Brownsworde Early History


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Brownsworde Early History



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

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Brownsworde Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Brownsworde Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Brownsworde In Ireland


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Brownsworde In Ireland



Some of the Brownsworde 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



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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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    2. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    3. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    4. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    6. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    8. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    9. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    10. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    11. ...

    The Brownsworde Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Brownsworde 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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