When Evie America Brown was born on 18 November 1880, in DeKalb, Georgia, United States, her father, John Fannin Brown, was 34 and her mother, Sarah Elizabeth Williamson, was 35. She married Earl Needham Morris on 21 November 1907. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Ashland, Clay, Alabama, United States in 1910 and Election Precinct 10 New Harmony and Waverly, Chambers, Alabama, United States in 1940. She died on 25 March 1965, in Waverly, Chambers, Alabama, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Waverly Cemetery, Chambers, Alabama, United States.
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 .