The ancestors of the name Brownsworth date back to the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the Brownsworth family 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 Brownsworth family
The surname Brownsworth was first found in Cheshire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Brownsworth family
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Brownsworth Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred
years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon
surnames like Brownsworth are characterized by many spelling variations
. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Brownsworth include: Brownsword, Brownsworth, Brownswolds, Brownswerd, Brownseworthe, Brownsorde, Brounesword and many more.
Early Notables of the Brownsworth family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Brownsworth family to Ireland
Some of the Brownsworth 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 Brownsworth family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Brownsworth or a variant listed above: William Brownsword, a bonded passenger sent to America in 1700; John Brownsword, who was on record in Pennsylvania in 1755.