When Abraham Brown was born on 31 August 1808, in Londonderry, Windham, Vermont, United States, his father, Abraham Brown, was 26 and his mother, Atta Austin, was 26. He married Harriett Amanda Sheldon on 26 March 1834, in Simonsville, Andover, Windsor, Vermont, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Kirtland Township, Lake, Ohio, United States in 1850 and Plain City, Weber, Utah, United States in 1859. In 1880, at the age of 72, his occupation is listed as farm laborer in Washington, Washington, Utah, United States. He died on 23 August 1891, in Lehi, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Lehi, Utah, Utah, United States.
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 .
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Abram Brown was born 21 Aug 1808 the third child of Abraham and Atta Austin Brown. His father is called 'Abram the miller' of Londonderry, Vermont. The children were all born in Andover, Winesor, …
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