Brungardt History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
This occupational surname was derived from the Old English term "Brungar" which meant "brown spear." Alternatively, the name could have been derived from the Old German word "Brunger." 
Early Origins of the Brungardt family
The surname Brungardt was first found in Dorset where the first record of the name appears as Brungar(us) in the Domesday Book. Thomas and William Brunger were listed in a census in Norfolk in 1275 and years later the name was listed in the Subsidy Rolls of Somerset as Brunger atte Yate. 
Interestingly, we must look to Somerset to find some of the earliest records of the family in early rolls. For it is there in Kirby's Quest that Edyth Brungar, Somerset, 1 Edward III; Adam Bryngard, Somerset, 1 Edward III; and John Bryngard, Somerset, 1 Edward III were all listed as holding lands there during the first year's reign of King Edward III. 
Early History of the Brungardt family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Brungardt research. Another 77 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1327, 1377, 1603, 1605, 1617, 1585, 1645, 1620, 1680, 1660, 1620, 1684, 1627, 1688, 1607, 1620, 1684, 1585, 1639, 1642 and 1645 are included under the topic Early Brungardt History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Brungardt Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Brungardt are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. The variations of the name Brungardt include: Brunker, Brungar, Bryngard, Brouncker, Brounker, Brunkere, Brynker and many more.
Early Notables of the Brungardt family (pre 1700)
Notables of the family at this time include Adam Bryngard, a prominent 14th century landholder in Somerset; William Brouncker, 1st Viscount Brouncker (1585-1645); William Brouncker (c 1620-1680), an English politician, Member of Parliament for Westbury (1660); William Brouncker...
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Migration of the Brungardt family to Ireland
Some of the Brungardt family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 107 words (8 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Brungardt migration to the United States +
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Brungardt or a variant listed above:
Brungardt Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Andrew, Brungardt Sr., who arrived in Kansas in 1876 
- Balthasar Brungardt, who arrived in New York, NY in 1876 
- Franz Brungardt, who arrived in New York, NY in 1876 
- Franz, Brungardt Sr., who arrived in Kansas in 1876 
- John Peter Brungardt, who arrived in New York, NY in 1876 
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Brungardt migration to Canada +
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Brungardt Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
- Georg Brungardt, aged 12, who landed in Quebec in 1893
- Georg Brungardt, aged 39, who arrived in Quebec in 1893
- Johann Brungardt, aged 11, who landed in Quebec in 1893
- Rosa Brungardt, aged 36, who arrived in Quebec in 1893
- Friedrich Brungardt, aged 1, who landed in Quebec in 1893
Contemporary Notables of the name Brungardt (post 1700) +
- John Balthasar Brungardt (b. 1958), American Roman Catholic bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Dodge City, Kansas
- Peter F. Brungardt, American Republican politician, Mayor of Salina, Kansas, 1993-94, 1998-99; Member of Kansas State Senate 24th District; Elected 2000 
- Pete Brungardt, American politician, Republican member of the Kansas Senate
Related Stories +
- ^ Harrison, Henry, Surnames of the United Kingdom: A Concise Etymological Dictionary Baltimore: Geneological Publishing Company, 2013. Print
- ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
- ^ Dickinson, F.H., Kirby's Quest for Somerset of 16th of Edward the 3rd London: Harrison and Sons, Printers in Ordinary to Her Majesty, St, Martin's Lane, 1889. Print.
- ^ 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)
- ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 1) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html