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Brunton Surname History




Early Origins of the Brunton family


The surname Brunton 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 Brunton 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 Brunton History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Brunton Spelling Variations


Prior to the first dictionaries, scribes spelled words according to sound. This, and the fact that Scottish names were repeatedly translated from Gaelic to English and back, contributed to the enormous number of spelling variations in Scottish names. Brunton has been spelled Brunton, Brunten, Bruntin and others.

Early Notables of the Brunton 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 Brunton family to the New World and Oceana


In such difficult times, the difficulties of raising the money to cross the Atlantic to North America did not seem so large compared to the problems of keeping a family together in Scotland. It was a journey well worth the cost, since it was rewarded with land and freedom the Scots could not find at home. The American War of Independence solidified that freedom, and many of those settlers went on to play important parts in the forging of a great nation. Among them:

Brunton Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Grozel Brunton, who settled in Salem, Massachusetts in 1745
  • Grizel Brunton, who landed in Salem, Massachusetts in 1775 [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)
  • Archibald Brunton, who arrived in Mississippi in 1799 [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)

Brunton Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • James Brunton who settled in Philadelphia in 1840

Brunton Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • James Brunton, aged 20, a farm labourer, who arrived in Bluff, New Zealand aboard the ship "Christian McAusland" in 1875

Contemporary Notables of the name Brunton (post 1700)


  • Joseph Brunton (1902-1988), American Boy Scout leader, fourth Chief Scout Executive (1960 to 1966)
  • William Brunton (1777-1851), Scottish engineer and inventor
  • Richard Henry Brunton FRGS, MICE (1841-1901), Scottish lighthouse builder "Father of Japanese lighthouses"
  • Mary Brunton (1778-1818), Scottish novelist
  • Sir Thomas Lauder Brunton FRS (1844-1916), 1st Baronet, Scottish physician
  • Sir Gordon Charles Brunton (1921-2017), British businessman, publisher, racehorse owner and breeder, former Head of Thomson Newspapers
  • Violet Brunton (1878-1951), English woodcarving, miniature painting and book illustration artist
  • Samuel Brunton (b. 1990), Cook Islands rugby league player
  • Ron Brunton, Australian anthropologist, current Director of Encompass Research Pty Ltd
  • Robbie Brunton (b. 1973), Irish footballer
  • ... (Another 8 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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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)


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