Alan Brown Bridge

Place Name: Alan Brown Bridge

Feature Type (Year Approved): Bridge (1982)

Name Origins: Commemorative 

Definition:

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.[1] It is particularly clustered in southern Scotland. From: Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brown_(surname)

Cultural Affiliation: British

Gender: Male

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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