Brown Family History
Brown Surname History
According to one branch of the Brown family, the surname is primarily English, Scottish, and/or Irish. The surname Brown comes from a nickname, describing the hair and/or complexion of the person. The surname has roots in Middle English, Old English, Old French, Old Norse, and Germanic languages.
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The evolution of Brown starts with it's early ancestors. Even in the earliest days of a name there are different spellings of that name purely because last names were infrequently written down that long ago.
As Brown families emigrated between countries and languages, the Brown name may have changed with them. It was not uncommon for a surname to change as it enters a new country or language. Brown family members have moved around the world all throughout history.
Brown country of origin
The last name Brown is of equally English, Irish, and Scottish origin.
Meaning of the last name Brown
Brown is generally a nickname referring to the color of the hair or complexion, Middle English br(o)un, from Old English brūn or Old French brun. This word is occasionally found in Old English and Old Norse as a personal name or byname. Brun- was also a Germanic name-forming element. Some instances of Old English Brūn as a personal name may therefore be short forms of compound names such as Brūngar, Brūnwine, etc. As a Scottish and Irish name, it sometimes represents a translation of the Gaelic word Donn.
- Dennis J Brown 1941 - 2002
- Margaret P Brown 1903 - 1992
- Edyth Brown 1887 - 1971
- Maude Brown 1898 - 1980
- Robert L Brown 1941 - 2007
- Ruth A Brown 1896 - 1993
- Linda Rose Brown 1938 - 2010
- Joan D Brown 1943 - 2011
- Avis Louise Brown 1907 - 2008
- Elmer Brown 1943 - 1978
- Freeman D Brown 1942 - 2004
- Stephen Brown 1942 - 1987
- Barbara J Brown 1940 - 2008
- Geor M Brown 1907 - 1999
- Ebba Brown 1907 - 1998
- Richard D Brown 1941 - 2005
- Mary E Brown 1911 - 1998
- Larry Brown 1942 - 1972
- Lena Brown 1929 - 2002
- Mahdeen L Brown 1935 - 2010
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Nationality and Ethnicity of Brown
According to one branch of the Brown family, the family is English, Scottish, and Irish.
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Brown spelling variations
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Knowing misspellings and spelling variations of the Brown last name are important to understanding the etymology of the name. In times when literacy was uncommon, names such as Brown were transliterated based on how they sounded when people's names were recorded in public records. This could have given rise misspellings of Brown. Names like Brown change in their pronunciation and spelling as they travel across villages, family unions, and countries over the years.