William Brown

1864–
St Pancras, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom

The Life of William

When William Brown was born in 1864, in St Pancras, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom, his father, George James Brown, was 43 and his mother, Ellen Montague, was 40. He lived in London, Middlesex, England in 1871.

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Family Time Line

George James Brown
1821–1903
Ellen Montague
1824–
Ellen Brown
1849–
Sarah Jane Brown
1859–
George Montague Brown
1853–
Frank Witcombe Brown
1860–
William Brown
1864–

Parents and Siblings

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World Events (8)

1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children

Age 16

School attendance became compulsory from ages five to ten on August 2, 1880.
1884

Age 20

Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).
1904 · The Entente Cordiale

Age 40

The Entente Cordiale was signed between Britain and France on April 8, 1904, to reconcile imperial interests and pave the way for future diplomatic cooperation. This ended hundreds of years of conflict between the two states.

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)

  • William Brown in household of George Brown, "England and Wales Census, 1881"
  • William Brown in household of George Brown, "England and Wales Census, 1871"
  • William Brown in household of George Brown, "England and Wales Census, 1881"

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