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The Italian Brunetti 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.

Brunetti Early Origins



The surname Brunetti 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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Brunetti Spelling Variations


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Brunetti 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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Brunetti Early History


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Brunetti Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Brunetti 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 Brunetti History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Brunetti Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Brunetti 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 Brunetti 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:

Brunetti Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • F Brunetti, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1813
  • Francesco Brunetti, who arrived in New Orleans, Louisiana, in 1823 at the age of 42

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Contemporary Notables of the name Brunetti (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Brunetti (post 1700)



  • Ivan Brunetti (b. 1967), Italian-born, American cartoonist and comics scholar
  • Melvin T. Brunetti (1933-1933), United States federal judge from Reno, Nevada
  • Melvin T. Brunetti (1933-2009), American Republican politician, Judge of U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, 1985-99; Took senior status 1999
  • Francesco Brunetti (b. 1983), retired Italian professional football player
  • Mara Brunetti (b. 1976), Italian synchronized swimmer at the 1996 Summer and 2000 Summer Olympics
  • Gaetano Brunetti (1744-1798), prolific Italian composer active in Spain where he died
  • Argentina Brunetti (1907-2005), born Argentina Ferrau, Argentine was an actress and writer
  • Enrico Adelelmo Brunetti (1862-1927), British musician and entomologist

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    2. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    3. Gheno, Antonio. Contributo alla Bibliografia Genealogica Italiana. Bologna: Forni, 1924. Print.
    4. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    5. Bascapè, Giacomo and Marcello del Piazzo. Insegne e Simboli Araldica pubblica e privata medievale e moderna. Rome: 1983. Print.
    6. Glazier, Ira A. and P. Williams Filby Edition. Italians to America. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield. Print.
    7. Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani. Rome Istituto della Enciclopedia Italiana 56 volumesr. Print.
    8. Guelfi Camajani, Piero. Dizionario Araldico 1940 Reprint Arnoaldo Forni. Milan: 1978. Print.
    9. Stiens, Robert E. Passenger list Italy to New York 1893 In Italian Genealogist. Torrance, CA: Augustan Society No 3, 1983. Print.
    10. Battilana, Natale, Ed. Genealogie Dello Famiglie Nobili di Genova. Genova: Fratelli Pagano, 1825. Print.
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    The Brunetti Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Brunetti 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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