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The Italian Brunelle 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.

Brunelle Early Origins



The surname Brunelle 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.

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Brunelle Spelling Variations


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Brunelle Spelling Variations



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.

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Brunelle Early History


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Brunelle Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Brunelle research. Another 457 words (33 lines of text) covering the years 1360, 1444, 1467, 1493, 1548, 1600, 1580, 1370, 1444, 1600, 1600, 1666, 1577, 1630, 1681, 1710 and 1649 are included under the topic Early Brunelle History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Brunelle Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Brunelle Early Notables (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 Brunelle 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Brunelle Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Simon Brunelle, who landed in California in 1876
  • Georges Brunelle, aged 20, who landed in America, in 1892
  • Louisa Brunelle, aged 1, who emigrated to the United States, in 1896

Brunelle Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Margarethe Brunelle, aged 19, who landed in America, in 1911
  • Genevive Brunelle, aged 4, who settled in Burlington, Vt, in 1919
  • Alfred Brunelle, aged 19, who emigrated to the United States, in 1921
  • Marie A. Brunelle, aged 33, who settled in Rye, New York, in 1924

Brunelle Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Clare Brunelle, aged 33, who emigrated to Victoria, Canada, in 1919

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Contemporary Notables of the name Brunelle (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Brunelle (post 1700)



  • Mark Brunelle, American politician, Representative from Oregon 3rd District, 1994, 1996
  • M. E. S. Brunelle, American Democrat politician, Member of Alaska Territorial Senate 3rd District, 1935-38
  • Charles R. Brunelle, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts, 1928
  • Paul Brunelle (1923-1994), Canadian singer-songwriter and country guitarist
  • Liina Brunelle (b. 1978), French-Russian actress
  • Hervé-Edgar Brunelle (1891-1950), Canadian politician and lawyer

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Stiens, Robert E. Passenger list Italy to New York 1893 In Italian Genealogist. Torrance, CA: Augustan Society No 3, 1983. Print.
    2. Bascapè, Giacomo and Marcello del Piazzo. Insegne e Simboli Araldica pubblica e privata medievale e moderna. Rome: 1983. Print.
    3. Battilana, Natale, Ed. Genealogie Dello Famiglie Nobili di Genova. Genova: Fratelli Pagano, 1825. Print.
    4. Di Crollalanza, G.B. Dizionario Storico-Blasonico Delle Famiglie Nobili e Notabili Italiane 3 volumes. Pisa. Print.
    5. Gheno, Antonio. Contributo alla Bibliografia Genealogica Italiana. Bologna: Forni, 1924. Print.
    6. Di Crollalanza, Goffredo. Enciclopedia araldico cavalleresca Prontuario nobiliare. Pisa: Presso La Direzione Del Giorale Araldica , 1878. Print.
    7. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    8. Guelfi Camajani, Piero. Dizionario Araldico 1940 Reprint Arnoaldo Forni. Milan: 1978. Print.
    9. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    10. Colletta, John P. Finding Italian Roots The Complete Guide for Americans. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2003. Print.
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    The Brunelle Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Brunelle 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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