Charlotte Brown

25 July 1819–19 November 1895 (Age 76)
London, Middlesex, England

The Life Summary of Charlotte

Charlotte Brown was born on 25 July 1819, in London, Middlesex, England as the daughter of William Brown and Elizabeth Watson. She had at least 2 sons and 1 daughter with Charles Gurney. She lived in Norfolk, England, United Kingdom for about 10 years. She died on 19 November 1895, in Midway, Wasatch, Utah, United States, at the age of 76.

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Charles Gurney
Charlotte Brown
Mary Ann Gurney
Joseph Gurney
William Gurney

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World Events (8)

1820 · Making States Equal
Age 1
The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.
1831 · Old London Bridge Opens
Age 12
"The popular childhood rhyme ""London Bridge is Falling Down"" refers to the infamous overpass above the Thames River. By the 19th century the bridge had started to fall apart."
Age 24
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.

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Sources (9)

  • Charlotte in entry for Mary Ann Gurney, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Charlotte Gurney in household of James Hook, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
  • Charlotte Gurney in household of Charles Gurney, "United States Census, 1880"

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