Eleanor Bird

15 August 1717–1 June 1767
West Bromwich, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Eleanor

When Eleanor Bird was christened on 15 August 1717, in West Bromwich, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Uriah Bird, was 30 and her mother, Sarah Brooks, was 29. She married Thomas Browne on 20 July 1735, in Walsall, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. She died on 1 June 1767, in Walsall, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 49.

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Thomas Browne
Eleanor Bird
Marriage: 20 July 1735
John Brown
Eleanor Brown
Sarah Brown
Thomas Brown
William Brown
Judith Brown
Nanny Brown

Spouse and Children

    Thomas Browne



20 July 1735
Walsall, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom


    John Brown


    Eleanor Brown


    Sarah Brown


    Thomas Brown


    William Brown


+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+1 More Child

Name Meaning

1 English and Scottish: from Middle English bird, brid ‘nestling’, ‘young bird’ (Old English bridd), applied as a nickname or perhaps occasionally as a metonymic occupational name for a bird catcher. The metathesized form is first found in the Northumbrian dialect of Middle English, but the surname is more common in central and southern England. It may possibly also be derived from Old English burde ‘maiden’, ‘girl’, applied as a derisory nickname.2 Irish: Anglicization of Gaelic Ó hÉanacháin or Ó hÉinigh, in which the first element (after Ó) has been taken as Gaelic éan ‘bird’ ( see Heneghan ).3 Jewish: translation of various Ashkenazic surnames meaning ‘bird’, as for example Vogel .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Eleanor in entry for Eleanor Brown, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Eleanor in entry for Judith Brown, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Eleanor in entry for Thomas Brown, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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