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Origins Available: German-Alt, German


The surname Breuning is a ancient German name that originated in the Rhineland. While the Germans at first used only one name, population increases created confusion among people of the same name, forcing them to adopt hereditary surnames. Two common types of German names are patronymic names, taken from the given name of the father, and metronymic names, taken from the name of the mother. Breuning was derived from the baptismal name for the son of Bruno, which was originally derived from the Old German word bruen, which means brown.

Breuning Early Origins



The surname Breuning was first found in the Rhineland, where the name Breuning contributed greatly to the development of an emerging nation, and later played a large role in the tribal and national conflicts of the area. Over time, the family name branched into many houses, where members continued to play a significant role in the local social and political affairs.

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Breuning Spelling Variations


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Breuning Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Breuning, Breunning, Breuninge, Bruning, Brunning, Bruninge, Brunninger, Bruninger, Bruningher and many more.

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Breuning Early History


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Breuning Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Breuning research. Another 180 words (13 lines of text) covering the year 1757 is included under the topic Early Breuning History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Breuning Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Breuning Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Breuning 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Breuning Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Johan Philip Breuning, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1752

Breuning Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Carl Theodor Breuning, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1802
  • Michael Breuning, who landed in North America in 1838

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Contemporary Notables of the name Breuning (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Breuning (post 1700)



  • Olaf Breuning (b. 1970), Swiss-born, American artist
  • Walter Breuning (1896-2011), American supercentenarian
  • Stephan von Breuning (1894-1983), Austrian entomologist
  • Stephan von Breuning (1774-1827), German librettist, friend and collaborator of Ludwig van Beethoven

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Breuning Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    2. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    3. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    4. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    5. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    6. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    7. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    9. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    10. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
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    The Breuning Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Breuning 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.

    This page was last modified on 28 April 2012 at 09:53.

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