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The earliest origins of the name Bruin date back to the time of the Anglo-Saxons. The name is derived from the baptismal name Brun. As the naming tradition grew in Europe baptismal names began to be introduced in many countries. Baptismal names were sometimes given in honor of Christian saints and other biblical figures. There are hardly any Christian countries in Europe that did not adopt surnames from these religious figures.

Bruin Early Origins



The surname Bruin was first found in Leicestershire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D. The name was originally Bregwin, pronounced Brewin.

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Bruin Spelling Variations


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Bruin Spelling Variations



Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Bruin include Brewin, Brewne, Brewn, Bruin, Brunhus and others.

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Bruin Early History


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Bruin Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bruin research. Another 343 words (24 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1833, 1538, 1577, 1570, 1656, 1616, 1695, 1682 and 1695 are included under the topic Early Bruin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bruin Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bruin Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notables of the family at this time include Abraham de Bruyn (born 1538), a Flemish engraver, established himself at Cologne about the year 1577, ranked among the Little Masters; Nicolaes de...

Another 30 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bruin 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



Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Bruin or a variant listed above:

Bruin Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Peter Bruin, who landed in New Netherland(s) in 1660
  • John Bruin landed in Virginia in 1698

Bruin Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • William Bruin, who arrived in Virginia in 1702
  • Francis Bruin, who landed in America in 1728

Bruin Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Jan De Bruin, who landed in Iowa in 1853-1855
  • Johanna De Bruin, who landed in Iowa in 1854
  • Krijn De Bruin, who landed in Iowa in 1854
  • Maartje De Bruin, who arrived in Iowa in 1857
  • Joost De Bruin, who arrived in Iowa in 1857
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Bruin Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • James Bruin, who landed in Canada in 1812
  • James Bruin, aged 20, arrived in Canada in 1812

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Contemporary Notables of the name Bruin (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Bruin (post 1700)



  • James L. Bruin, American Republican politician, Member of New Mexico State Senate 17th District, 1971-72
  • James J. Bruin, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Massachusetts 5th District, 1932; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts, 1940, 1948

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Bruin Historic Events


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Bruin Historic Events




Empress of Ireland

  • Mr. Thomas Bruin, British Seaman from United Kingdom who worked aboard the Empress of Ireland and survived the sinking on May 29th 1914

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Bruin Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    2. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    3. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    4. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    5. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    6. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    7. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    8. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    9. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    10. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    11. ...

    The Bruin Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bruin 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 1 December 2015 at 15:04.

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