George Brown

16 May 1793–6 May 1862 (Age 68)
Alnwick, Northumberland, England

The Life Summary of George

When George Brown was born on 16 May 1793, in Alnwick, Northumberland, England, United Kingdom, his father, James Brown, was 38 and his mother, Elizabeth Wilson, was 35. He married Barbara Weddle on 8 August 1820, in Longhoughton, Northumberland, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Durham, England, United Kingdom in 1851 and Lamesley, Durham, England, United Kingdom in 1861. He died on 6 May 1862, in Wrekenton, Durham, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 68, and was buried in Durham, England, United Kingdom.

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George Brown
Barbara Weddle
Marriage: 8 August 1820
Thomas Brown
George Brown
Elizabeth Brown
Robert Brown
Alice Brown
John Brown
William Brown
Barbara Brown
Sarah Brown

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World Events (7)

1801 · The Act of Union
Age 8
The Act of Union was a legislative agreement which united England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland under the name of the United Kingdom on January 1, 1801.
1808 · The British West Africa Squadron
Age 15
The British West Africa Squadron was formed in 1808 to suppress illegal slave trading on the African coastline. The British West Africa Squadron had freed approximately 150,000 people by 1865.
Age 22
The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.

Name Meaning

(1997: 447208;2007: 1000583; 2010: 1437026)English, Scottish, and Irish: 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 French, Middle English and Old Norse as a personal name or byname (Middle English personal name Brun, Broun, ancient Germanic Bruno, Old English Brūn, or possibly Old Norse Brúnn or Brúni). Brun- was also an ancient 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 Gaelic Donn (see below). Brown (including in the senses below) is the fourth most frequent surname in the US. It is also very common among African Americans and Native Americans (see also 5 below).Irish and Scottish: adopted for Ó Duinn (see Dunn ) or for any of the many Irish and Scottish Gaelic names containing the element donn ‘brown-haired’ (also meaning ‘chieftain’), for example Donahue .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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  • George Brown in entry for Barbara, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • George Brown, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
  • George Brown in entry for William Hutchinson and Alice Brown, "England Marriages, 1538–1973 "

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