Lillian Beatrice Brown

Brief Life History of Lillian Beatrice

When Lillian Beatrice Brown was born in 1889, her father, Charles Brown, was 22 and her mother, Elizabeth Ellen Lowry, was 20. She had at least 2 sons and 1 daughter with William Crosby. She died in 1977, at the age of 88.

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Family Time Line

William Crosby
1890–
Lillian Beatrice Brown
1889–1977
William Crosby
1921–1984
Ruby Crosby
1925–2002
Earl Crosby
1936–1990

Sources (3)

  • Lillian Brown in entry for Ruby Johnson, "United States, Social Security Numerical Identification Files (NUMIDENT), 1936-2007"
  • Lillian Brown in entry for William Crosby, "United States, Social Security Numerical Identification Files (NUMIDENT), 1936-2007"
  • Lillian Brown in entry for Earl Lynn Crosby, "United States, Social Security Numerical Identification Files (NUMIDENT), 1936-2007"

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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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