Bavaria. The Brunenmayr surname, was a local name, for someone who lived in Bavaria. The name Brunenmayr is a compound name, composed of the elements Brunner and mayr, which each have different origins. The portion Brunn is a baptismal name meaning "the descendant of Brune". Further research revealed that the name is derived from the Old German word brunno, which means natural spring or well. Brunenmayr was also a local name and was given to a person who lived near a spring or well.
Early Origins of the Brunenmayr family
Bavaria, where the name Brunnenmayr made a great early contribution to the feudal society of early Europe. The name Brunnenmayr became prominent in local affairs and branched into many houses where family members continued to play important roles in the savage tribal and national conflicts which resulted as each group sought to maximize its power and status in an ever changing territorial profile.
Early History of the Brunenmayr family
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Early Notables of the Brunenmayr family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Brunenmayr family to the New World and Oceana
German settlers were among the most common to come to North America between the mid-17th and mid-20th centuries. Poverty and religious persecution drove many Bavarians to make this long trek. tenant farmers were also enticed by the prospect of owning land. From east to west, these German immigrants populated the United States, settling in Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. Ontario and the prairie provinces of Canada also provided homes to many. Early settlers bearing the Brunenmayr surname or a spelling variation of the name include: Adam Brunnenmeyer, who came to Illinois in 1860.
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