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Multiple Origins for the Surname Brunet


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

Brunet Early Origins



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

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Brunet Spelling Variations


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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.

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Brunet Early History


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Brunet Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Brunet research. Another 416 words (30 lines of text) covering the years 1191, 1500, and 1789 are included under the topic Early Brunet History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Brunet Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Brunet Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 38 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Brunet 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



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 Ameri ca. 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, arrived in Louisiana in 1719

Brunet Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Jose Antonio Brunet, aged 45, landed in Puerto Rico in 1804
  • Antonio Brunet, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1816
  • Elizabeth Brunet, aged 21, settled in New Orleans in 1823
  • Jaime Brunet, aged 13, arrived in Puerto Rico in 1833
  • Juan Brunet, aged 19, landed in Puerto Rico in 1834
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Brunet Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • Mathieu Brunet, aged 20, landed in Canada in 1657
  • Anthoine Brunet, who arrived in Montreal in 1662
  • Joachim Brunet, who landed in Canada in 1664

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 emigrated 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
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Brunet (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Brunet (post 1700)



  • José M. de Brunet, American politician, U.S. Consular Agent in San Sebastian, 1884
  • George Brunet (b. 1935), American baseball player
  • Vivant-Jean Brunet -Denon, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815
  • Jean-Baptiste Brunet, French Divisional General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815
  • Gaspard Jean-Baptiste Brunet, French Divisional General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815
  • 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
  • ... (Another 2 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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    Other References

    1. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    2. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    4. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    5. De Ville, Winston. Gulf Coast Colonials, A Compendium of French Families in Early Eighteenth Century Louisiana. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 1999. Print.
    6. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    7. Doyle, William. The Oxford History of the French Revolution. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0192852213).
    8. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    9. Guérard, Albert Léon. France: a Modern History. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1959. Print.
    10. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
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    The Brunet Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Brunet 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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