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  • Browne (1655 - 1708)
    Note: As John Browne Jr was born in 1655, this means he was 11 yrs old when his beautiful handwriting signed the founding document of Newark, NJ, which was compared to his later handwriting, establishi...
  • Abigail Browne (1655 - 1690)
  • Abigail Roberts (1696 - 1776)
  • Abraham Browne (c.1630 - 1690)
  • Abraham Browne (bef.1588 - bef.1648)
    Note both Bond and Anderson are outdated and wrong. The most recent research on this family was pubished by NEHGS in 1996: Dean Crawford Smith and Melinde Lutz Sanborn, The Ancestry of Eva Belle Kemp...

About the Browne surname


Browne is a surname of English and Scottish origin. It is a spelling variant of the surname Brown, derived from a nickname concerning the complexion of an individual, or the color of their hair. The nickname is derived from the Old English brun, Middle English brun or broun,or Old French brun.The root word is also sometimes found in Old Norse Brunn.

Brown can also be derived from the Gaelic Donn,which means brown.

Variations: Braun, Broun, Brown, Dunn, Le Brun



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