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.
Early Origins of the Brunetti family
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.
Early History of the Brunetti family
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.
Brunetti 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.
Early Notables of the Brunetti family (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.
Migration of the Brunetti family to the New World and Oceana
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 CITATION[CLOSE]
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)
- Francesco Brunetti, who arrived in New Orleans, Louisiana, in 1823 at the age of 42
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 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 1) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
- 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