William Brown

1850–
Indiana, United States

The Life Summary of William

When William Brown was born in 1850, in Indiana, United States, his father, William H. Brown, was 32 and his mother, Elizabeth Reed, was 24. He lived in Lake Township, Allen, Indiana, United States for about 10 years.

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Family Time Line

William H. Brown
1818–1873
Elizabeth Reed
1826–1911
John E. Brown
1848–
William Brown
1850–
Thomas Brown
1853–
Margaret Brown
1856–
Richard Brown
1857–1932
Henry Patrick Brown
1861–1922
Robert Brown
1863–
Mary Mollie Brown
1865–
Jane Brown
1868–

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World Events (8)

1851 · Constitution of 1851
Age 1
Due to the state’s financial crisis during the previous decade and growing criticism toward state government. Voters approve the Constitution of 1851 which forbade the state government from going into debt.
1863
Age 13
Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield
Age 31
Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

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

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