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Brown Family Genealogy

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2 different Brown lines

Started by Mary Gretzschel Feb 4, 2016.

Brown's from Saskatchewan Canada 1 Reply

Started by Gerald Randall Clayton. Last reply by Gerald Randall Clayton Jun 14, 2015.

Jospeh Brown Nova Scotia 1771

Started by bev brown Apr 5, 2015.

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Comment by Donna Kay Railsback Braly on August 2, 2009 at 6:40am
Maria Jane Brown married William H. Railsback.
her father was Hadley Brown.
Comment by Margaret Brown on July 27, 2009 at 6:46pm
Howard Harrison Brown and Mary Jane Heavilin Brown about 1938-39.
Comment by Margaret Brown on July 27, 2009 at 6:43pm

Comment by Margaret Brown on July 27, 2009 at 6:41pm
My husband's grandfather, Howard Harrison Brown, was born in Champaign, OH in 1862, and moved around a lot: IN, KS, MO, NE, where he died in 1940. Census records indicate his parents were both from Scotland. Hit a wall with his father.
Comment by Sandra Johnson on July 25, 2009 at 4:34pm
My Brown lines starts with Elizabeth Brown - she was born in 1808 in Chester County, Pennsylvania -- her parents were William Brown and Sydney Stapleton/Stepleton. William Brown's parents are Jacob and ? -- so if you have Chester County Browns, I would love to hear from you..
Comment by Nat Ins for Genealogical Studies on June 23, 2009 at 12:35am
Fun Facts About the Brown Surname:
Brown is the second most common surname among African Americans in the United States. Some freed slaves adopted the surname Brown following the Civil War for the obvious reason that it described their appearance, but there were also many who adopted the surname Brown in honor of abolitionist John Brown, as well as for other reasons.
Comment by Nat Ins for Genealogical Studies on June 23, 2009 at 12:28am
BROWN Surname Meaning & Origin:
Brown is generally a descriptive surname (nickname) referring to the color of the individual's complexion, color of hair, or garments, from the Middle English br(o)un, from Old English or Old French brun, meaning "brown." As a Scottish or Irish name, Brown may also be a translation of the Gaelic donn for "brown."

Brown is the 6th most popular surname in the United States and the 5th most common in England. The variant surname, Browne, is also common in England and Ireland.
 

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