Robert Brown

25 October 1825–19 May 1885 (Age 59)
Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Robert

When Robert Brown was born on 25 October 1825, in Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, John Brown, was 22 and his mother, Sarah White, was 22. He married Janet Baird on 14 December 1847, in Dalrymple, Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He died on 19 May 1885, at the age of 59.

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Family Time Line

Robert Brown
1825–1885
Janet Baird
1829–
Marriage: 14 December 1847
Douglas Brown
1849–
Margaret Brown
1851–

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    14 December 1847Dalrymple, Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
  • Children

    (2)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (8)

    +3 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1830
    Age 5
    Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).
    1832 · The Scottish Reform Act
    Age 7
    The Scottish Reform Act was introduced by Parliament that introduced changes to the election laws in Scotland. The Act didn’t change the method of how the counties elected members but adopted a different solution for each pair of counties. Ultimately, it brought about boundary changes so that some burghs would have more say for the country than others.
    1843
    Age 18
    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.

    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

    Sources (8)

    • Robert Brown in entry for James Mahood and Janet Brown, "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927"
    • Robert Brown in entry for Douglas Brown, "Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
    • Robert Brown in household of Samuel Baird, "Scotland Census, 1851"

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