Surname Profile: Brown

This entry is part 3 of 8 in the series Surname Profiles

“A very common name in Scotland, of more than one origin. (1) Brun is a common personal name in Old English charters, e.g. Brun, c. 970, Brun bydel (‘beadle’), c. 1000 (Kemble, Codex Diplomaticus, 981, 1353), etc. The name is from an old adjective meaning ‘brown dark red,’ Old English and OHG.”  Forebears There are …