Breuninger History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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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.
Early Origins of the Breuninger family
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.
Important Dates for the Breuninger family
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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.
Early Notables of the Breuninger family (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...
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Breuninger migration to the United States
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Breuninger Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Anna Maria Breuninger, aged 9, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1733 
- Balmer Breuninger, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1733 
- Hans Jacob Breuninger, aged 13, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1733 
- Anna Marie, Balthzer and Johan Gotlieb Breuninger all of whom, who 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, who 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 
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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