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

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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