Howell Brown

about 1763–
Onslow, North Carolina, British Colonial America

The Life Summary of Howell

When Howell Brown was born about 1763, in Onslow, North Carolina, British Colonial America, his father, William Brown, was 25 and his mother, Mrs. Rhoda Brown, was 25.

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William Brown
1740–1807
Mrs. Rhoda Brown
1739–
Dempsey Brown
1763–
Howell Brown
1763–
William Jr Brown
1768–

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World Events (3)

1767 · Tryon Palace
Age 4
Built on August 26, 1767, the Tryon Palace became the capitol building for North Carolina. The building was named after William Tryon a British officer and colonial official.
1774 · Edenton Tea Party
Age 11
On October 25, 1774, the Edenton Tea Party took place. It was the first organized women's protest. They put their cups down and refused to buy any tea.
1775
Age 12
Many people believe that North Carolina was the first state to declare independence from England with the Mecklenburg Declaration of 1775.

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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