occupational 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 Brunckart family
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 of Somerset as Brunger atte Yate.
Early History of the Brunckart family
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Brunckart Spelling Variations
spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Brunckart family name include Brunker, Brungar, Bryngard, Brouncker, Brounker, Brunkere, Brynker and many more.
Early Notables of the Brunckart family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Brunckart family to Ireland
Some of the Brunckart family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Brunckart family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Brunckart surname or a spelling variation of the name include: Robert Brunker who arrived in Philadelphia in 1867.
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