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Brunson Surname History




Early Origins of the Brunson family


The surname Brunson was first found in East Lothian, at Brunton, "a village, in the parish of Creich, district of Cupar. This village, which is pleasantly situated, is inhabited chiefly by persons employed in agriculture, and in hand-loom weaving for the linen manufacturers of Cupar. " [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of Scotland. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
[2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Barber, Henry, British Family Names London: Elliot Stock, 62 Paternoster Row, 1894. Print.

One of the first records of the family was Walter of Burntoun who held part of Luffness in the reign of Robert III. [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
Further to the south in England, Adam de Brunton was listed in Shropshire, 20 Edward I (in the twentieth year's reign on Edward I.) [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)


Early History of the Brunson family


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Another 123 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1200, 1000, 1140, 1585, 1844 and 1916 are included under the topic Early Brunson History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Brunson Spelling Variations


Medieval Scottish names are rife with spelling variations. This is due to the fact that scribes in that era spelled according to the sound of words, rather than any set of rules. Brunson has been spelled Brunton, Brunten, Bruntin and others.

Early Notables of the Brunson family (pre 1700)


Notable amongst the family at this time was George Brunton, a writer in Edinburgh; Professor Alexander Brunton, a Professor of Oriental Languages at the University of Edinburgh; and David Brunton represented Lanarkshire in Scottish Parliament in 1585. Many years later Sir Thomas...
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Migration of the Brunson family to the New World and Oceana


Many Scots were left with few options other than to leave their homeland for the colonies across the Atlantic. Some of these families fought to defend their newfound freedom in the American War of Independence. Others went north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. The ancestors of all of these families have recently been able to rediscover their roots through Clan societies and other Scottish organizations. Among them:

Brunson Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • R Brunson, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • J. Brunson, who emigrated to the United States from Glasgow, in 1894

Brunson Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • George M. Brunson, aged 30, who landed in America, in 1908
  • Emilie Brunson, aged 60, who emigrated to America, in 1909
  • Arthur Brunson, aged 27, who emigrated to the United States from Martham, England, in 1909
  • Martin Brunson, aged 64, who settled in America, in 1909
  • Senda Brunson, aged 41, who settled in America, in 1909
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Brunson Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Ensign Daniel Brunson U.E. (b. 1757) born in Kent, Litchfield County, Connecticut, USA who settled in Saint Mary's Parish, York County, New Brunswick c. 1783 he served as part of the Prince of Wales American Regiment married to Eleanor Northcot they had 6 children he relocated in 1799 to Quebec [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • General Samuel Brunson U.E. who settled in Fredericksburgh, Cataraqui township, [Greater Napanee], Ontario c. 1783 [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. Samuel Brunson U.E. who settled in Fredericksburgh, Cataraqui township, [Greater Napanee], Ontario c. 1783 [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Contemporary Notables of the name Brunson (post 1700)


  • Dorothy Edwards Brunson (1939-2011), African-American broadcaster
  • Donald McCall "Mac" Brunson (b. 1957), American Baptist senior pastor of the First Baptist Church in Jacksonville, Florida
  • Tyrone Brunson (b. 1985), American middleweight boxer
  • Rebekkah Brunson (b. 1981), American basketball player
  • Todd Brunson (b. 1969), American poker player, son of Doyle Brunson
  • Eric "Rick" Brunson (b. 1972), American retired NBA basketball player
  • Doyle Brunson (b. 1933), American professional poker player, two-time World Series of Poker main event champion
  • Cindy Brunson, American sports anchor
  • Michael Brunson OBE (b. 1940), British political journalist
  • Brunson McKinley (b. 1943), American politician, U.S. Ambassador to Haiti, 1986-89 [7]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 8) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

See Also



Citations


  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of Scotland. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ Barber, Henry, British Family Names London: Elliot Stock, 62 Paternoster Row, 1894. Print.
  3. ^ Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
  4. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  5. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  6. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  7. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 8) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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