Ellen Brown

9 August 1833–
Limpsfield, Surrey, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Ellen

When Ellen Brown was born on 9 August 1833, in Limpsfield, Surrey, England, United Kingdom, her father, William Brown, was 25 and her mother, Elizabeth Illman, was 19.

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Family Time Line

William Brown
1808–1893
Elizabeth Illman
1813–1896
John Brown
1831–1925
Elizabeth Brown
1834–1899
Ellen Brown
1833–
Catherine Brown
1836–
Sarah Brown
1839–1914
Eliza Brown
1841–1881
William Brown
1843–1893
George Brown
1845–1854
Henry Brown
1847–
Harriet Brown
1850–

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World Events (8)

1843

Age 10

Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
1854 · The Crimean War

Age 21

The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.
1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children

Age 47

School attendance became compulsory from ages five to ten on August 2, 1880.

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 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 Gaelic Donn. As an American family name, it has absorbed numerous surnames from other languages with the same meaning.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ellen Brown in household of William Brown, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
  • 1841 England Census
  • England, Select Births and Christenings, 1538-1975

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