James Brown

Male1786–

Brief Life History of James

James Brown was born in 1786. He married Thomas Ann Forster on 7 June 1803, in Clones, County Monaghan, Ireland. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter.

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Family Time Line

James Brown
1786–
Thomas Ann Forster
1790–
Marriage: 7 June 1803
Matildia Brown
1809–1859
Thos Anne Brown
1819–

Sources (1)

  • James Brown in entry for Thos Anne Brown, "Ireland Births and Baptisms, 1620-1881"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    7 June 1803Clones, County Monaghan, Ireland
  • Children (2)

    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.

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