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The surname Breuninge 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. Breuninge was derived from the baptismal name for the son of Bruno, which was originally derived from the Old German word bruen, which means brown.

Breuninge Early Origins



The surname Breuninge 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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Breuninge Spelling Variations


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Breuninge 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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Breuninge Early History


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Breuninge Early History



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

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Breuninge Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Breuninge Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Breuninge 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 or some of its variants were: Veith Bruningher who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1731; Anna Marie, Balthzer and Johan Gotlieb Breuninger all of whom arrived in Pennsylvania in 1733; Henry Brunning who arrived in Charleston, S. C. in 1840.

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    2. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    3. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    4. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    5. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
    6. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    7. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    9. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
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    The Breuninge Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Breuninge 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 13 September 2007 at 14:54.

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