Place Name: Alan Brown Bridge
Feature Type (Year Approved): Bridge (1982)
Name Origins: Commemorative
English, Scottish: nickname for a person with brown hair or brown complexion, from Middle English brun (Old English brūn) or Old French brun ‘brown’ (originally from Continental Germanic). From: Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland
Brown is an English-language surname in origin chiefly descriptive of a person with brown hair, complexion or clothing. It is one of the most common surnames in English-speaking countries. It is the second most common surname in Canada and Scotland, third most common in Australia and fourth most common in England and the United States. It is particularly clustered in southern Scotland. From: Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brown_(surname)
Cultural Affiliation: British
Naming Edmonton: From Ada to Zoie
This foot-bridge in the Cromdale neighbourhood is named after Alan Brown, son of the well-known photographer Ernest Brown. Born in the Cromdale district, Alan Brown devoted many years of service to the community, including 12 years as treasurer for the Cromdale Community League.
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