When Thomas Brown was born on 27 November 1881, in Mulberry, Crawford, Kansas, United States, his father, Flint Jacob Bartlett Brown, was 37 and his mother, Catharine Lundrigan, was 29. He married Gertrude Agnes Fleming on 26 March 1914, in Dodge City, Ford, Kansas, United States. He lived in Sherman Township, Crawford, Kansas, United States in 1900 and Spearville, Ford, Kansas, United States in 1910. He died on 3 December 1959, in Trinity Hospital, Dodge City, Ford, Kansas, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Maple Grove Cemetery, Ford, Kansas, 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 .