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Soon after the Norman Conquest of England in 1066, the name Brun was recognized on the island as a name for a person who has "brown hair" or "brown eyes," or "dresses habitually in brown." The name springs from similar roots in Old English, Old English, Old Norse, Old French, Old German. It is also possible that a given instance of the name is derived from a short form of an Old English personal name such as "Brunwine" or "Brungar."

Brun Early Origins



The surname Brun was first found in Middlesex at Spitalfields, a parish, in the union of Whitechapel, Tower division of the hundred of Ossulstone. " The present name of the parish is derived from a priory of canons of the Augustine order, and an hospital for poor brethren, entitled 'the New Hospital of our Lady without Bishopsgate,' founded in the year 1197, by Walter Brune, citizen, and afterwards sheriff, of London, and Roesia his wife." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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Brun Spelling Variations


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Brun Spelling Variations



Norman surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. The frequent changes in surnames are largely due to the fact that the Old and Middle English languages lacked definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England, as well as the official court languages of Latin and French, also had pronounced influences on the spelling of surnames. Since medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, rather than adhering to any specific spelling rules, it was common to find the same individual referred to with different spellings. The name has been spelled Brune, Brun and others.

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Brun Early History


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Brun Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Brun research. Another 181 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 139 and 1390 are included under the topic Early Brun History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Brun Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Brun Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Brun 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



Many English families emigrated to North American colonies in order to escape the political chaos in Britain. Unfortunately, many English families made the trip to the New World 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 stormy Atlanti c. Despite these hardships, many of the families prospered and went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the United States and Canada. Early North American immigration records have revealed a number of people bearing the name Brun or a variant listed above:

Brun Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Jacob Brun, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1750
  • Etienne Brun, who arrived in America in 1752
  • Johan Peter Brun, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1753
  • Charles Brun, who arrived in South Carolina in 1755
  • Joseph Brun, who arrived in Connecticut in 1763
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Brun Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Greta Lisa Brun, aged 30, arrived in Boston, Massachusetts in 1848
  • Henry Brun, who arrived in St Clair County, III in 1855
  • Daniel Brun, who landed in St Clair County, Illinois in 1859
  • Stephen Brun, who arrived in Iowa in 1883
  • Albert L Brun, who arrived in Hancock County, Miss in 1890

Brun Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Frank Brun, who landed in Arkansas in 1906

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Contemporary Notables of the name Brun (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Brun (post 1700)



  • Leo Brun, American politician, Candidate for Mayor of Erlanger, Kentucky, 1973
  • Louis Bertrand Pierre Brun de Villeret, French Divisional General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815
  • Jean Antoine Brun, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815
  • Jacques François Brun, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815
  • Claude Louis Brun, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815

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  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Other References

  1. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  2. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  3. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  4. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  5. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  6. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  7. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  8. 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).
  9. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  10. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  11. ...

The Brun Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Brun 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 17 February 2016 at 11:09.

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