Harry Brown

MaleOctober 1910–1985

Brief Life History of Harry

When Harry Brown was born in October 1910, in Stanningley, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Willie Brown, was 24 and his mother, Clara Batty, was 28. He lived in Adwick le Street, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom in 1911. He died in 1985, in Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 75.

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Family Time Line

Willie Brown
1886–
Clara Batty
1881–
Harry Brown
1910–1985

Sources (1)

  • Harry Brown in household of Willie Brown, "England and Wales Census, 1911"

Parents and Siblings

Siblings (1)

World Events (8)

1914

Age 4

Outbreak of World War I. UK enters hostilities against Germany. Grueling trench warfare in Belgium and France.

1915 · Zeppelin Raid

Age 5

During WWI Zeppelin raids took place all over England. The first of the raids happened from June 6-7, 1915, in Hull, East Yorkshire, England. During the attack 24 people were killed 40 injured, and 40 houses destroyed.

1940

Age 30

Winston Churchill becomes prime minister. British fighter pilots repel German air attacks in the Battle of Britain. London and other cities badly damaged in German bombing raids.

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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