The Italian Brunetto 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 Brunetto family
The surname Brunetto 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 Brunetto family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Brunetto 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 Brunetto History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Brunetto 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 Brunetto 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 Brunetto Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Brunetto family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Brunetto Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Franco Brunetto, who arrived in New Orleans in 1823 at the age of 42
Contemporary Notables of the name Brunetto (post 1700)
- Rose Brunetto, American Democrat politician, Candidate for New Jersey State House of Assembly 40th District, 1975 CITATION[CLOSE]
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- Roberto Antonio Brunetto (b. 1955), former Argentine football defender who played from 1980 to 1994
- Luis Antonio Brunetto (1901-1968), Argentine silver medalist triple jump athlete at the 1924 Summer Olympics