Last Name BROWNE


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.

Belarus middle names

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Census 2000: how many distinct surnames are there?

Even after applying various edits and acceptance criteria to the names, there are a sizable number of unique names in the population. Over 6 million last names were identified. Many of these names were either unique (occurred once)...

Shortest last names

The 2000 USA census contains no surnames with ONE character. The shortest last names there have at least two characters in them. We found 175 of those. It does not mean that a one character name does not exist. The census data only contain surnames that occurred at lea...

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