This link will lead you to all the styles of brown tartan we do in store such as modern brown tartan which is a lovely red, black and blue pattern as well as brown watch

This link will lead you to the Scottish register of tartans however some of these tartans may be privately owned and created and would require permission to be used and woven

With most kilts we would recommend a heavyweight Brown tartan kilt as it will sit better and holds shape well

We have 4 brown tartans that we sell in store the most popular Brown tartan we sell is 16/17oz modern Brown tartan from house of Edgar .

The main colours in the Brown tartan are blue, black and red lines

Brown clan history

The arrival of the Brown family name in England can be traced back to the Norman Conquest of 1066. Originating from the Old French and Middle English word “brun,” it initially served as a nickname for individuals with brown hair, brown eyes, or those who frequently wore brown attire. Additionally, some instances of the name in Britain may have derived from a shortened form of an Old English personal name with Germanic roots, such as Brunwine or Brungar.

The surname Brown was first discovered in Cumberland, where a family bearing this name owned several estates shortly after the Norman Conquest. Gamel, the son of Brun, acquired Bothel (now Boode) during the reign of Henry I (1100-1135). Gilchrist, the son of Bruun, witnessed a charter by R. son of Dunegal to the Hospital of S. Peter of York around 1136. Patric Brun witnessed the resignation of land in Weremundebi (Warmanbie in Annandale) between 1194-1214.

“Gualterus le Brun, Baron of Colstoun, is mentioned as one of the witnesses to the inquisition conducted by Prince David in 1116, which is the oldest surviving Scottish document.” Ricardus Brun witnessed a charter by Ebrardus de Penkathleht (Pencaitland near Edinburgh) to the church of S. Cuthbert of Durham during the reign of William the Lion. Although several individuals with the name Brown are recorded in the thirteenth century, their connection, if any, remains unknown. Robert Brune witnessed a land grant to the Hospital of Soltre between 1250-1266. Richard Broun served as a witness in Irvine in 1260, while another Richard Brun acted as an assizer in Elgin, where he resided in 1261. William Brun, who witnessed a charter by Donald, earl of Mar, for the lands of Dorlaw or Dronlaw between 1279-1294, is likely the same William Brun who served as a witness in Dundee in 1281.

The brown Family motto is “floreat majestas”  which translates to “let majesty flourish”

Ewans tips for styling

There are many ways to style the brown tartan however our recommendation would be a classic black jacket. wither that be a prince Charlie or argyll, red and black are a classic pairing and would look great together

We also recommend that you match the colour of your flashes to the colour of your tie wither that be a brown tartan tie or a plain colour such as red

brown clan tartan kilt

Modern Brown from House of Edgar

Famous brown

 A famous Brown you might know being Gordon brown the former prime minister of the united kingdom. He was in office from 2007 to 2010 as the leader of the labour party his most notable act being the climate change act in 2008 which set climate change targets for 2050.

Fun fact

Queen Victoria’s gillie Mr john brown used to wear royal Stewart tartan boxer and became popular and we used to sell them for a period of time

Also the broon family is a Scottish cartoon strip in newspapers which is very popular originally appearing in the Sunday post in 1936

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