When George Hunter Brown was born on 23 July 1870, in Wisconsin, United States, his father, Samuel C Brown, was 41 and his mother, Mary Ann Conolly, was 38. He married Adelina Matilda Schallock on 24 December 1895, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Horicon, Dodge, Wisconsin, United States in 1880 and Harris, Texas, United States in 1920. He died on 18 August 1921, in Houston, Harris, Texas, United States, at the age of 51.
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 .