Anglo-Saxon origin and comes from a family once 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 Brownsworthy family
Cheshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.
Early History of the Brownsworthy family
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Brownsworthy Spelling Variations
spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Brownsworthy has been recorded under many different variations, including Brownsword, Brownsworth, Brownswolds, Brownswerd, Brownseworthe, Brownsorde, Brounesword and many more.
Early Notables of the Brownsworthy family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Brownsworthy family to Ireland
Some of the Brownsworthy family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Brownsworthy family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Brownsworthy 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.
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