Show ContentsBrunetti History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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

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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.

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 Rome produced a Cardinal who was known for his extraordinary intelligence; Antonio Brunelli (1577-1630), an Italian composer and theorist of the early Baroque period; in 1681 Diego Brunaccini was made Prince of the reign of San...
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Brunetti Ranking

In the United States, the name Brunetti is the 17,025th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1] However, in France, the name Brunetti is ranked the 7,612nd most popular surname with an estimated 1,000 - 1,500 people with that name. [2]

United States Brunetti migration to the United States +

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 [3]
  • Francesco Brunetti, who arrived in New Orleans, Louisiana, in 1823 at the age of 42

Contemporary Notables of the name Brunetti (post 1700) +

  • Melvin T. Brunetti (b. 1933), United States federal judge from Reno, Nevada
  • Ivan Brunetti (b. 1967), Italian-born, American cartoonist and comics scholar
  • 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 [4]
  • 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
  • August Brunetti Pisano (1870-1943), Austrian composer

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  • Miss Laura Brunetti (b. 1894), Italian garment worker who was working at Triangle Waist Company factory at the Asch building in Greenwich Village on the 25th March 1911 when fire broke out; she died in the fire [5]

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  3. 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)
  4. The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 1) . Retrieved from
  5. Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire (retrieved on 3rd August 2021.) Retrieved from on Facebook