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Brenner Early Origins



The surname Brenner was first found in Ayrshire where one of the first records of the name was Walter Brabounare held a tenement in Irvine in 1418-1426. This Flemish industrialist family from Brabant was invited by the monarchs of Scotland to strengthen business interests in lowland Scotland. Their name was derived from Brabener, 'the Brabander,' i.e. a native of Brabant. [1]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)
"Artisans and traders from Brabant settled early at Aberdeen and on the east coast of Scotland. Bremner is still at times pronounced "Brembner" in Caithness." [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)

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Brenner Spelling Variations


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Brenner Spelling Variations



Flemish surnames are characterized by a large number of spelling variations. One reason for this is that medieval English lacked definite spelling rules. The spellings of surnames were also influenced by the official court languages, which were French and Latin. Names were rarely spelled consistently in medieval times. Scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, rather than adhering to specific spelling rules, and people often had their names registered in several different forms throughout their lives. One of the greatest reasons for change is the linguistic uniqueness of the Flemish settlers in England, who spoke a language closely related to Dutch. The pronunciation and spelling of Flemish names were often altered to suit the tastes of English-speaking people. In many cases, the first, final, or middle syllables of surnames were eliminated. The name has been spelled Bremner, Brimner, Brymner, Brimmer, Brenner and many more.

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Brenner Early History


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Brenner Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Brenner research. Another 211 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1400, 1486, 1489, 1500, 1507, 1539, 1601 and 1630 are included under the topic Early Brenner History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Brenner Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Brenner Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Brenner Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Discovered in the immigration and passenger lists were a number of people bearing the name Brenner:

Brenner Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Brenner, who landed in Virginia in 1666

Brenner Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Han Casper Brenner, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1733
  • Hans Caspar Brenner, who came to Philadelphia in 1733
  • Hans Gerhardt Brenner came to Philadelphia in 1738
  • Maria Barbara Brenner, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1748
  • Philip Adam Brenner, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1749
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Brenner Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Joh Chri Brenner, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1802
  • Elizabeth Brenner arrived in Barnstable, Massachusetts in 1822 at the age of 24
  • Margaret Brenner, aged 30, landed in America in 1822
  • Miss Brenner, who arrived in Brazil in 1825
  • Philipp Karl Brenner, who arrived in Brazil in 1827
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Brenner Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Adolf Brenner, aged 57, arrived in Canada in 1870

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Contemporary Notables of the name Brenner (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Brenner (post 1700)



  • Barbara Brenner (1952-2013), American health activist, Executive Director of Breast Cancer Action (19932010)
  • David Brenner (1936-2014), American standup comedian, actor, author, and filmmaker, the most frequent guest on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson
  • Judson Brenner, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1912
  • John Lewis Brenner (1832-1906), American Democrat politician, U.S. Representative from Ohio 3rd District, 1897-1901
  • Jacob Brenner, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1904, 1908, 1912, 1916, 1920; Chair of Kings County Republican Party, 1910
  • George A. Brenner, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 27th District, 1950, 1952; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1952
  • Eugene J. Brenner, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1960
  • Charles E. Brenner (b. 1838), American Democrat politician, Member of Michigan State House of Representatives from Saginaw County 2nd District, 1893-94
  • Benjamin Brenner, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Kings County 2nd District, 1938; Defeated (American Labor), 1938; American Labor Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 8th District, 1940
  • Kira Brenner, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Wisconsin, 2008
  • ... (Another 18 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Suggested Readings for the name Brenner


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Suggested Readings for the name Brenner



  • Brenner-Brenner: A Genealogical Study of the Brenner Family from Goldingen in Kurland by Albert Gerard Gluckman.

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Brenner Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)

Other References

  1. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
  2. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  3. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  4. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  5. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Socts Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Modern Application of the Art of Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
  6. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  7. Bloxham, Ben. Key to Parochial Registers of Scotland From Earliest Times Through 1854 2nd edition. Provo, UT: Stevenson's Genealogical Center, 1979. Print.
  8. Adam, Frank. Clans Septs and Regiments of the Scottish Highlands 8th Edition. London: Bacon (G.W.) & Co, 1970. Print. (ISBN 10-0717945006).
  9. Fulton, Alexander. Scotland and Her Tartans: The Romantic Heritage of the Scottish Clans and Families. Godalming: Bramley, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-86283-880-0).
  10. Scots Kith and Kin And Illustrated Map Revised 2nd Edition. Edinburgh: Clan House/Albyn. Print.
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The Brenner Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Brenner 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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