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Origins Available: English, Scottish


Broun is one of the most ancient names to come from the Norman culture that arrived in Britain soon after the Norman Conquest of 1066. It is a name for a person who was a person who has brown hair or brown eyes, or dresses habitually in brown. The name springs from similar roots in Old English, Old English, Old Norse, Old French, Old German. It is also possible that a given instance of the name is derived from a short form of an Old English personal name such as Brunwine or Brungar.

Broun Early Origins



The surname Broun was first found in Cumberland, where the Broun family held a family seat and claim descent from Le Brun in Normandy, who was granted many estates there soon after the Conquest. However, many of the family remained in Normandy where Gilbert and William le Brun were listed in 1185. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X)
Some of the family were found at early times at Tacolneston in Norfolk where they held estates. "The Hall, a fine brick mansion, is a good specimen of the domestic style prevalent in the 17th century; it is said to have been built in 1670, by the Browne family, who then held the estate." [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
And another branch was found in the parish of Thrigby, again in Norfolk. "The principal part [of Thrigby] belongs to Thomas Browne, Esq., who resides at the Hall, a neat mansion of white brick." [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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Broun Spelling Variations


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Broun Spelling Variations



It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, Anglo-Norman surnames like Broun are characterized by many spelling variations. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages such as Norman French and Latin, even literate people regularly changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Broun include Brown, Broun, Brun and others.

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Broun Early History


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Broun Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Broun research. Another 197 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1443, 1506, 1610, 1669, 1605, 1682, 1610, 1682, 1605, 1682, 1641, 1660, 1634, 1684, 1660, 1661, 1616, 1685, 1661, 1626, 1690, 1659, 1688, 1598, 1668, 1642, 1702, 1685, 1735, 1721 and are included under the topic Early Broun History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Broun Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Broun Early Notables (pre 1700)



Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Sir Anthony Browne (1443-1506), during the reign of King Henry VII, he was Standard Bearer of England, Governor of Queenborough Castle, and Constable of Calais; Sir Richard Browne, 1st Baronet ( ca. 1610-1669), English Major-General in the English Parliamentary Army during the English Civil...

Another 166 words (12 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Broun Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Broun In Ireland


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Broun In Ireland



Some of the Broun family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 123 words (9 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Faced with the chaos present in England at that time, many English families looked towards the open frontiers of the New World with its opportunities to escape oppression and starvation. People migrated to North America, as well as Australia and Ireland in droves, paying exorbitant rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, but those who did see the shores of North America were welcomed with great opportunity. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America carried the name Broun, or a variant listed above:

Broun Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Broun, who landed in New England in 1651-1652
  • George Broun, who arrived in Perth Amboy, NJ in 1685

Broun Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John Engel Broun, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1741
  • Basin Broun, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1752-1753

Broun Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Morris Broun, who landed in Texas in 1850-1906
  • A Broun, aged 19, arrived in New Orleans, La in 1855

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Contemporary Notables of the name Broun (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Broun (post 1700)



  • Heywood Orren "Hob" Broun (1950-1987), American author
  • Heywood Hale Broun (1918-2001), American author, sportswriter, commentator and actor
  • Heywood Campbell Broun Jr. (1888-1939), American journalist, sportswriter, newspaper columnist, editor and founder of the American Newspaper Guild, now known as The Newspaper Guild
  • Paul Collins Broun Jr. (b. 1946), American politician, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Georgia (2007-)
  • Paul Collins Broun (b. 1946), American Republican politician, Physician ; Candidate in primary for U.S. Senator from Georgia, 1996; U.S. Representative from Georgia 10th District, 2007-
  • Paul C. Broun (1916-2005), American Democrat politician, Member of Georgia State Senate, 1963-2001
  • Heywood Campbell Broun (1888-1939), American politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 17th District, 1930
  • Beverley Broun, American Democrat politician, Candidate in primary for West Virginia State Senate 8th District, 1934
  • Sir Wayne Broun (b. 1952), 14th Baronet of Colstoun, Scottish peer
  • Sir William Windsor Broun (1917-2007), 13th Baronet of Colstoun, Scottish peer
  • ... (Another 17 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Floreat majestas
Motto Translation: Let majesty flourish


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X)
  2. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Other References

  1. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  2. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  3. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  4. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  5. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  6. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  7. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  8. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  9. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  10. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  11. ...

The Broun Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Broun Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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