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The surname Breuninger, is likely of patronymic origin, that is, it belongs to the category of surnames derived from the first name of the father of the initial bearer. In this instance, the name indicates "son of Brüning," a variant of Bruno. The personal name Bruno is a pet form of names such as Brunolf, Brunwardt and Brunheri, all derived from the Old High German word "brunja" meaning brown. The name probably would have been initially given as a nickname to one with brown hair or a dark complexion. The name may also have been derived from the Middle High German "brunne" meaning "breastplate." Bruningsen is also a place name in Westfalia.

Breuninger Early Origins



The surname Breuninger was first found in Westfalia. The earliest record dates back to 1206, when Bruning von Staufen, possibly the founder of the village of Breuningsweiler, was mentioned in the "Wurttembergisches Urbunderbuch II." In 1284 Chunrat Bruninch was living in Augsburg and in 1351 Cuonrad Brunig was a curator at Baden-Baden. An unknown Breininger was recorded in Rottweil in 1357. Wolfgang Breuningk was living in Grafental in 1503, and Christoph Breuning in Tubingen in 1539.

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Breuninger Spelling Variations


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Breuninger Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Bruening, Breuninger, Breuninge, Breuning, Brüning, Brünings, Brauening, Brunig, Bruenink, Brunke (Friesland), Bruhnke, Brunken, Brünicke, Brüntjen, Brünjes and many more.

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Breuninger Early History


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Breuninger Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Breuninger research. Another 239 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1757, 1812, 1514, 1687, 1660, 1727, 1702, 1774 and 1827 are included under the topic Early Breuninger History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Breuninger Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Breuninger Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notables of the period with the name Breuninger were Conrad Breuning von Buchenbach, who was Governor of Tuebingen in 1514; Hans Bruning, a captain in Hamburg in 1687; Johann Adam Breunig (1660-1727), a German Baroque architect; and Adolf Bruning from Lubeck, who was ennobled in...

Another 45 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Breuninger 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:

Breuninger Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Anna Maria Breuninger, aged 9, arrived in Pennsylvania in 1733
  • Balmer Breuninger, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1733
  • Hans Jacob Breuninger, aged 13, arrived in Pennsylvania in 1733
  • Anna Marie, Balthzer and Johan Gotlieb Breuninger all of whom arrived in Pennsylvania in 1733
  • Johan Gotlieb Breuninger, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1738

Breuninger Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Wilhelm Breuninger arrived in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania in 1868
  • Wilhelm Breuninger, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1868
  • Louis Breuninger, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1876

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Contemporary Notables of the name Breuninger (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Breuninger (post 1700)



  • Lewis T. Breuninger Sr. (1893-1974), American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from District of Columbia, 1956; Member of Republican National Committee from District of Columbia, 1960-68

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    2. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    3. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    4. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
    5. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    6. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
    8. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    9. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
    10. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
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    The Breuninger Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Breuninger 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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