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The ancient name Brune is a Norman name that would have been developed in England after the Norman Conquest of England in 1066. This name was a name given to 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."

Brune Early Origins



The surname Brune 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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Brune Spelling Variations


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Brune Spelling Variations



Before the last few hundred years the English language had no fixed system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations occurred commonly in Anglo Norman surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Brune were recorded, including Brune, Brun and others.

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Brune Early History


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Brune Early History



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

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Brune Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Brune Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Brune 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



The unstable environment in England at this time caused numerous families to board ships and leave in search of opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad in places like Ireland, Australia, and particularly the New World. The voyage was extremely difficult, however, and only taken at great expense. The cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels caused many to arrive diseased and starving, not to mention destitute from the enormous cost. Still opportunity in the emerging nations of Canada and the United States was far greater than at home and many went on to make important contributions to the cultures of their adopted countries. An examination of many early immigration records reveals that people bearing the name Brune arrived in North America very early:

Brune Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Rachel Brune settled in Virginia in 1663
  • Lewis Brune settled in Maryland in 1666

Brune Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William Henry Brune settled in Maryland
  • William Brune, who landed in Mississippi in 1824
  • James Brune, who arrived in Aranzazu or Copano, Tex in 1829
  • A M Gert Brune, who arrived in America in 1835
  • Ferdinand Brune, who arrived in America in 1836
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Brune (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Brune (post 1700)



  • Nicole Brune (b. 1981), American painter of fantasy art and pin-up art
  • Frederick William Brune IV (1894-1972), American jurist, Chief Judge of the Supreme Court of Maryland, the Court of Appeals
  • Minnie Tittell Brune (1875-1974), born Minnie Tittle, American-born, Australian stage actress
  • Guillaume Marie-Anne Brune, French Marshall of the Empire during the French Revolutionary Wars and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815
  • Elisa Brune (b. 1966), Belgian writer and journalist
  • Walter Brune (b. 1926), German architect, urban planner and real estate entrepreneur
  • Gabrielle Brune (1912-2005), British actress
  • William H Brune, Professor of Meteorology and Department Head at Pennsylvania State University
  • Dr. James N Brune, Professor in the department of Geological Sciences, at the Nevada Seismological Laboratory
  • Nick Brune (b. 1952), Canadian educator, historian, and author
  • ... (Another 1 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



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

Other References

  1. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  2. 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).
  3. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  4. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  5. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  6. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  7. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  8. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  9. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  10. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
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The Brune Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Brune 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.

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