surname was derived from the Old English term "Brungar" which meant "brown spear." Alternatively, the name could have been derived from the Old German word "Brunger."
Early Origins of the Brouncker family
The surname Brouncker was first found in Dorset
where the first record of the name appears as Brungar(us) in the Domesday Book
. Thomas and William Brunger were listed in a census in Norfolk
in 1275 and years later the name was listed in the Subsidy Rolls
as Brunger atte
Early History of the Brouncker family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Brouncker research.Another 561 words (40 lines of text) covering the years 1327, 1377, 1349, 1369, 1500, 1603, 1605, 1617, 1585, 1645, 1620, 1680, 1660, 1620, 1684, 1627 and 1688 are included under the topic Early Brouncker History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Brouncker Spelling Variations
One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations
under which the name Brouncker has appeared include Brunker, Brungar, Bryngard, Brouncker, Brounker, Brunkere, Brynker and many more.
Early Notables of the Brouncker family (pre 1700)
Notables of the family at this time include Adam Bryngard, a prominent 14th century landholder in Somerset; William Brouncker, 1st Viscount Brouncker (1585-1645); William Brouncker (c 1620-1680), an English politician, Member of Parliament for Westbury (1660); William Brouncker... Another 37 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Brouncker Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Brouncker family to Ireland
Some of the Brouncker family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 41 words (3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Brouncker family to the New World and Oceana
At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England
was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England
at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Brouncker arrived in North America very early: Robert Brunker who arrived in Philadelphia in 1867.
Contemporary Notables of the name Brouncker (post 1700)
- William Brouncker (1620-1684), Irish mathematician