Janet Brown

12 May 1706–
Avondale, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of Janet

When Janet Brown was christened on 12 May 1706, in Avondale, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, her father, James Broun, was 28 and her mother, Mrs. James Brown, was 24.

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Family Time Line

James Broun
1678–
Mrs. James Brown
1682–
Barbara Brown
1704–
Janet Brown
1706–
Andrew Brown
1707–
Janet Broun
1709–
Andrew Brown
1710–
James Brown
1714–
Jean Broun
1715–
James Brown
1717–
William Brown
1718–
John Brown
1719–
Jean Brown
1720–
John Brown
1722–

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World Events (3)

1802 · John Playfair publishes summary of James Hutton's theories of geology.

In 1802, John Playfair published the Illustrations of the Huttonian Theory of the Earth. His influence was by James Hutton’s knowledge of the earth’s geology.
1815

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
1823

Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.

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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