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Where did the Italian Brunetto family come from? What is the Italian Brunetto family crest and coat of arms? When did the Brunetto family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Brunetto family history?The Italian Brunetto surname has a few possible sources. It is a patronymic name created from the originally Germanic personal name Bruno. It evolved as a nickname from the Italian word "bruno," meaning "brown," referring to the hair color or perhaps complexion. It may also have evolved as a habitational name from a place name, such as Bruno, in Asti province.
Spelling variations of this family name include: Bruno, Bruni, di Bruno, di Bruni, Bruni, Bruno, Bruna, Brun, Brunèlli, Brunelli, Brunèllo, Brunello, Brunèlla, Brunella, Brunellèschi, Brunelleschi, Brunètti, Brunetti, Brunetto, Brunètto, Brunini, Bruntti, Brunotti, Brunne, Brunone, Brunacci, Brunazzi, Brunaldi, Brunati, Brunato, Brunatti, Brunèngo, Brunengo, Brunèri, Bruneri, Brunèro, Brunaccini, Brunamonti, Brunero, Brunèse, Brunese, Brunod, Brunri and many more.
First found in Florence, originally the capital of Tuscany, then capital of the kingdom of Italy. The Bruno or Bruni family were originally from Arezzo but this part of their early history is not traceable. The Brunelli family are on record in Venice from 1151. During the 11th and 12th centuries the family branched from Florence south to Norman dominated Sicily where Giovanni di Bruno held a castle in Palermo in 1282.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Brunetto research. Another 457 words(33 lines of text) covering the years 1360, 1444, 1467, 1493, 1548, 1600, 1580, 1600, 1600, 1666, 1681, 1710 and 1649 are included under the topic Early Brunetto History in all our PDF Extended History products.
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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Brunetto Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
The Brunetto Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Brunetto Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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