The Italian Brunati surname has a few possible sources. It is a patronymic
name created from the originally Germanic personal name
Bruno. It evolved as a nickname
from the Italian word "bruno," meaning "brown," referring to the hair color or perhaps complexion. It may also have evolved as a habitational name from a place name, such as Bruno, in Asti province.
Early Origins of the Brunati family
The surname Brunati was first found in Florence (Italian: Firenze), originally the capital of Tuscany
, then capital of the kingdom of Italy. The Bruno or Bruni family were originally from Arezzo but this part of their early history is not traceable. The Brunelli family are on record in Venice
from 1151. During the 11th and 12th centuries the family branched from Florence south to Norman dominated Sicily
where Giovanni di Bruno held a castle in Palermo in 1282.
Early History of the Brunati family
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Brunati Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Bruno, Bruni, di Bruno, di Bruni, Bruni, Bruno, Bruna, Brun, Brunèlli, Brunelli, Brunèllo, Brunello, Brunèlla, Brunella, Brunellèschi, Brunelleschi, Brunètti, Brunetti, Brunetto, Brunètto, Brunini, Bruntti, Brunotti, Brunne, Brunone, Brunacci, Brunazzi, Brunaldi, Brunati, Brunato, Brunatti, Brunèngo, Brunengo, Brunèri, Bruneri, Brunèro, Brunaccini, Brunamonti, Brunero, Brunèse, Brunese, Brunod, Brunri and many more.
Early Notables of the Brunati family (pre 1700)
Prominent among members of the family was Leonardo Bruni (or Leonardo Aretino) (c.
1370-1444), an Italian humanist, historian and statesman; often called the first modern historian; Antonio Bruni of Manduria was a famous poet around 1600; Domenico Bruni (c.
1600-1666), an Italian painter of the Baroque period; the Brunelli family in... Another 122 words (9 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Brunati Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Brunati family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Francesco Brunetti, who arrived in New Orleans, Louisiana, in 1823 at the age of 42; Franco Brunetto arrived in New Orleans in 1823 at the age of 42; Colozero and Leonardo Bruno settled in Texas in 1895 at the ages of 24 and 45 respectively..