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
The surname Brunckart 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 Brunckart family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Brunckart 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 Brunckart History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Brunckart Spelling Variations
Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, 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)
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 Brunckart Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Brunckart family to Ireland
Some of the Brunckart 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 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.