Brunet History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Brunet sprang from the history of Medieval France and a region known as Languedoc. It comes from when the family lived in Languedoc.

Early Origins of the Brunet family

The surname Brunet was first found in Languedoc, where the family has formerly been seated from very early times.

Early History of the Brunet family

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Brunet Spelling Variations

French surnames were subject to numerous spelling alterations depending on the region and time it was used. The early development of the French language relied heavily on borrowing elements and grammar from other languages. For example, Old French was infused with Germanic words and sounds when barbarian tribes invaded and settled in France after the fall of the Roman Empire. Middle French also borrowed heavily from the Italian language during the Renaissance. As a result of these linguistic and cultural influences, the name Brunet is distinguished by a number of regional variations. The many spelling variations of the name include Brunet, Bruner, Bruney, Brunay, Bruné, Brunais, Brunai, Brunnet, Brunner, Brunney, Brunnay, Brunné, Brunnais, Brunnai, Brune, de Brunet, de Bruner, de Bruney, de Brunay and many more.

Early Notables of the Brunet family (pre 1700)

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United States Brunet migration to the United States +

France was active as a cultural leader in the early 16th century. One particular area in which they lead was the exploration of the New World. The explorers, like Jacques Cartier in 1534, led the way to North America. Champlain, in 1608, made the first of twenty voyages to France to attract settlers and brought the first migrant in 1617. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec, and the French Acadian presence in the Maritimes had reached 500. The French founded Lower Canada, thus becoming one of the two great founding nations of Canada. The family name Brunet has made many distinguished contributions in France and New France to the world of science, culture, religion, and education. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Brunet were

Brunet Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Jean Brunet, aged 19, settled in Louisiana in 1719
  • Jean Brunet, aged 19, who arrived in Louisiana in 1719 [1]
Brunet Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Jose Antonio Brunet, aged 45, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1804 [1]
  • Antonio Brunet, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1816 [1]
  • Elizabeth Brunet, aged 21, settled in New Orleans in 1823
  • Jaime Brunet, aged 13, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1833 [1]
  • Juan Brunet, aged 19, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1834 [1]
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Brunet Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Arthur Brunet, aged 40, who landed in America from Paris, in 1902
  • Angele Brunet, aged 42, who landed in America from Bordeaux, in 1906
  • Felix Brunet, aged 23, who landed in America from Chateldu, France, in 1910
  • Georges Brunet, aged 1, who settled in America from Brussels, Belgium, in 1910
  • Adolfo V. Brunet, aged 57, who landed in America, in 1911
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Canada Brunet migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Brunet Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
  • Mathieu Brunet, aged 20, who landed in Canada in 1657
  • Mr. Mathurin Brunet, French settler travelling to Canada to work for Antoine Grignon, Pierre Gaigneur, and Jacques Massé, arriving on 19th March 1657 [2]
  • Anthoine Brunet, who arrived in Montreal in 1662
  • Antoine Brunet, son of Mathurin and Marie, who married Françoise Moisan, daughter of Abel and Marie, in Montreal, Quebec on 28th November 1663 [3]
  • Joachim Brunet, who landed in Canada in 1664
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Brunet Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Jacques Brunet, son of Mathieu and Marie, who married Jeanne Verret, daughter of Michel and Marie, in Lachine, Quebec on 14th November 1701 [3]
  • Thomas Brunet, son of Pierre and Marie-Catherine, who married Catherine Cecyre, daughter of Claude and Marie, in Lachine, Quebec on 17th October 1701 [3]
  • François Brunet, son of François and Barbe, who married Françoise David, daughter of Claude and Marie-Jeanne, in Champlain, Quebec on 25th January 1706 [3]
  • Michel Brunet, son of Mathieu and Marie, who married Anne-Élisabeth Hémério, daughter of François and Élisabeth, in Montreal, Quebec on 10th July 1713 [3]
  • Jean Brunet, son of Pierre and Marie-Catherine, who married Angélique-Élisabeth Hédouin, daughter of Jacques and Jeanne, in Quebec on 2nd September 1715 [3]
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Brunet Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century
  • Arthur Eugene Brunet, aged 36, who settled in Montreal, Canada, in 1907
  • Alfred Brunet, aged 66, who settled in Montreal, Canada, in 1910
  • Elizabeth Brunet, aged 53, who immigrated to Montreal, Canada, in 1913
  • Eugene Brunet, aged 39, who settled in Canada, in 1915
  • Ferhende Brunet, aged 19, who settled in Quebec City, Canada, in 1915
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Contemporary Notables of the name Brunet (post 1700) +

  • George Brunet (b. 1935), American baseball player
  • José M. de Brunet, American politician, U.S. Consular Agent in San Sebastian, 1884 [4]
  • Vivant-Jean Brunet -Denon, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815 [5]
  • Jean-Baptiste Brunet, French Divisional General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815 [6]
  • Gaspard Jean-Baptiste Brunet, French Divisional General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815 [7]
  • Michel Brunet, French paleontologist and a professor at the University of Poitiers
  • Pierre Brunet, French figure skater, three time Olympic medalist in pairs
  • Jules Brunet (1838-1911), French military officer, General and Chief of Staff of the French Army (1898-)
  • Jacques Charles Brunet (1780-1867), French bibliographer
  • Benoit Brunet, Canadian professional (NHL) hockey player, with the Montreal Canadiens
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  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ Debien, Gabriel. Liste Des Engagés Pour Le Canada Au XVIIe Siècle. Vol. 6, Laval University, 1952. (Retreived 24th May 2018). Retrieved from https://lebloguedeguyperron.wordpress.com/2016/06/30/130-liste-des-contrats-dengagement-pour-la-nouvelle-france-releves-a-la-rochelle-entre-1634-et-1679/
  3. ^ Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 1, Institut Drouin, 1958.
  4. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 8) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  5. ^ Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, February 11) Vivant-Jean Brunet. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html
  6. ^ Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, February 11) Jean-Baptiste Brunet. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html
  7. ^ Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, February 11) Gaspard Brunet. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html


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