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Where did the German Brunjes family come from? What is the German Brunjes family crest and coat of arms? When did the Brunjes family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Brunjes family history?The surname Brunjes, is likely of patronymic origin, that is, it belongs to the category of surnames derived from the first name of the father of the initial bearer. In this instance, the name indicates "son of Brüning," a variant of Bruno. The personal name Bruno is a pet form of names such as Brunolf, Brunwardt and Brunheri, all derived from the Old High German word "brunja" meaning brown. The name probably would have been initially given as a nickname to one with brown hair or a dark complexion. The name may also have been derived from the Middle High German "brunne" meaning "breastplate." Bruningsen is also a place name in Westfalia.
Spelling variations of this family name include: Bruening, Breuninger, Breuninge, Breuning, Brüning, Brünings, Brauening, Brunig, Bruenink, Brunke (Friesland), Bruhnke, Brunken, Brünicke, Brüntjen, Brünjes and many more.
First found in Westfalia. The earliest record dates back to 1206, when Bruning von Staufen, possibly the founder of the village of Breuningsweiler, was mentioned in the "Wurttembergisches Urbunderbuch II." In 1284 Chunrat Bruninch was living in Augsburg and in 1351 Cuonrad Brunig was a curator at Baden-Baden. An unknown Breininger was recorded in Rottweil in 1357. Wolfgang Breuningk was living in Grafental in 1503, and Christoph Breuning in Tubingen in 1539. The Brunjes family contributed to the development of an emerging nation which would later play a large role in the tribal and national conflicts of the area. In later years the family branched into many houses, each playing a significant role in the local social and political affairs.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Brunjes research. Another 165 words(12 lines of text) covering the years 1514, 1687, 1702, 1757, 1774, 1812, and 1827 are included under the topic Early Brunjes History in all our PDF Extended History products.
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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Brunjes Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
The Brunjes Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Brunjes 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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