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Origins and History

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"BROWNHILL. Local. A common place name in CD. A payment was made to Ade de Brunhill in 1359 (ER., i, p. 608), probably the Ade de Bronhill, burgess of Edinburgh, recorded in 1368 (Egidii, p. 1). Adam Brownhill was member of Scots parliament for Edinburgh, 1367 (Hcmna, n, p. 485). Ade de Brounhill or Bronhil held lands near Edinburgh in 1425-30 (Sohre, p. 294; RMS., n, 173). The surname was common in Edinburgh and neighborhood in the late fourteenth and fifteenth centuries as Brounhill, Brounhil, Bronhil, Bronhill, and Bronhyll (EgidU). William Brounhill witnessed a notarial transumpt in Angus, 1442 (Panmure, n, 233), and Andrew Brounhill was a notary public in Glasgow, 1512 (REG., 490). Magister Andrea Brounhill was a charter witness at Parbroyth, 1529 (RAA., n, p. 501). William Brounhill had a precept of remission in 1536 (RSS., n, 2033), Patrick Brownhill, friar of Glenluce, 1560 (Rusk, Parish and abbey of Glenluce, p. 135), and James Brounhill in Stenton took the oath in 1685 (RFC., 3. ser. x, p. 551). "(The surnames of Scotland. George Fraser Black, 1866-1948)

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Birth, Death and Marriage Records for the Brownhill Family History

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Some Famous People with the surname of Brownhill

Wikipedia Thomas Robson Brownhill (1821 at Margate ? 1864) was a British comedian, stage actor and ballad singer who went by the stage name Frederick Robson.
Wikipedia Thomas Brownhill was a first class cricketer who played 14 matches for Yorkshire County Cricket Club from 1862 to 1871.