Catharine Brown

about 1728–
London, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Catharine

When Catharine Brown was born about 1728, in London, England, United Kingdom, her father, Edmond Brown, was 43 and her mother, Mary Lawson, was 43. She married William McCormick on 31 August 1746.

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Family Time Line

William McCormick
1728–
Catharine Brown
1728–
Marriage: 31 August 1746

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    31 August 1746
  • Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (6)

    +1 More Child

    World Events (4)

    1801 · The Act of Union
    Age 73
    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.
    1815
    Age 87
    The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
    1823
    Age 95
    Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.

    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 (1)

    • Catherine Brown, "England Marriages, 1538–1973"

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