Walter Brown

1765–9 October 1765
Abbots Bromley, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Walter

When Walter Brown was born in 1765, his father, Thomas Brown, was 28 and his mother, Sarah Bamford, was 19. He died on 9 October 1765, in Abbots Bromley, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 0.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Brown
1737–1810
Sarah Bamford
1746–1777
Walter Brown
1765–1765
Thomas Brown
1769–1853
Samuel Brown
1770–
James Brown
1772–
William Brown
1775–

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Name Meaning

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 .Irish: phonetic Anglicization of Mac an Bhreitheamhnaigh; see Breheny .

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

Possible Related Names

Dunn
Brunson
Browning
Browne
Burnett
Erjavec
Borron
Broun

Sources (3)

  • Walter Brown, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Walter Brown, "England, Staffordshire, Church Records, 1538-1944"

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