Last Name BROWNE

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Meaning The son of Brun (i.e. Brown), where also Brownson. In Domesday Brun appears as a personal name. Also nickname 'the brown,' a sobriquet of complexion, extremely common in all early registers.
Origin English, Jewish, Irish, Falkland, Belgian, South african, Hungarian, Liberian

Rank 1,563 (2000 US census) 1,607 (1990 US census)
Count 21,109 (2000 US census)

Race / ethnic distribution

The 2000 US Census claims that
  • 71.21%, or 15032 total occurrences, of those with this family name identified themselves as being white,
  • 22.93%, or 4840 total occurrences, as black,
  • 0.88%, or 186 total occurrences, as Asian and Pacific Islander,
  • 0.53%, or 112 total occurrences, as American Indian and Native Alaskan,
  • 2.32%, or 490 total occurrences, as two or more races, and
  • 2.14%, or 452 total occurrences, as Hispanic ethnic origin.


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