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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Brownlee

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  • A submission from California, United States says the name Brownlee means "Brown. Wooded area." and is of Scottish origin.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Brownlee

Sophia Grace Brownlee is an actress and singer. Their ongoing career started in 2011. Sophia was born on April 18th, 2003.


Marques was born on December 3rd, 1999. Marques is also known as MKBHD.


Alistair was born on April 23rd, 1988 in Dewsbury.


Jonathan was born on April 30th, 1990 in Bramhope, West Yorkshire, England. Jonathan is also known as Jonny.


Gerry Brownlee is a member of parliament. His most notable accomplishments were from 2008 to 2014. Gerry was born on February 4th, 1956 in Christchurch, New Zealand.


Chad Brownlee is a country music singing for the Idaho Steelheads in the ECHL. He was most prominent from 2003 to present. Chad was born on July 12th, 1984 in Kelowna.


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Popularity of Brownlee as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Brownlee U.S.
  White 58.17% 64.26%
  African American 37.42% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.57% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.31% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.74% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.79% 16.26%

Of Last Name Brownlee

People with the last name Brownlee are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Brownlee

  • How Popular is the name Brownlee? As a last name Brownlee was the 3,186th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Brownlee first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Brownlee is Monday, September 6th, 1880.
  • How unique is the name Brownlee? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Brownlee. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Brownlee: Your name in reverse order is Eelnworb. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Lnwboree. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Brownlee? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 11,344 people with the last name Brownlee.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Brownlee? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 4 of them will have Brownlee as their last name.

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