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  • 1st wife of Nicholas Brown (c.1615 - c.1677)
    Nicholas Brown married at least twice. First he married an unknown woman, probably about the time he arrived at Portsmouth in 1638. The order of his children is taken from his will, and the ages are ...
  • 2nd wife of Nicholas Brown (deceased)
    Nicholas Brown married at least twice. First he married an unknown woman, probably about the time he arrived at Portsmouth in 1638. The order of his children is taken from his will, and the ages are ...
  • Gov. Aaron V. Brown, U.S. Postmaster General (1795 - 1859)
    Aaron Venable Brown (August 15, 1795 March 8, 1859) was an American politician. He served as Governor of Tennessee from 1845 to 1847, and as United States Postmaster General from 1857 until his d...
  • Aaron Brown (1756 - 1836)
    Pension Application of Aaron Brown R1332 Transcribed and annotated by C. Leon Harris State of Tennessee } On this 27th day of February 1833, personally appeared before me Monroe County } Joseph E. Rich...
  • Rev. Aaron Brown (c.1707 - c.1777)

About the Brown surname

Brown Name Meaning

English, Scottish, and Irish: generally a nickname referring to the colour of the hair or complexion, Middle English br(o)un, from Old English brun or Old French brun.

This word is occasionally found in Old English and Old Norse as a personal name or byname. Brun - was also a Germanic name-forming element. Some instances of Old English Brun as a personal name may therefore be short forms of compound names such as Brungar, Brunwine, etc. As a Scottish and Irish name, it sometimes represents a translation of Gaelic Donn.

As an American family name, it has absorbed numerous surnames from other languages with the same meaning.

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