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Bruning is an ancient Anglo-Saxon name. It was a name given to a person who was a person with brown hair or a dark complexion. The surname Bruning is derived from the Old English word bruning, which was in common usage until the 14th century. This word is itself a derivative of the word brun, which means brown. The name was in usage as a personal name as early as 1086, when Bruning de Cestretona was recorded as a resident of Cumberland.

Bruning Early Origins



The surname Bruning was first found in Cumberland where they held a family seat from very ancient times.

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Bruning Spelling Variations


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Bruning Spelling Variations



One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Bruning has appeared include Browning, Brownyng, Bruning, Brownigg, Brownygg and many more.

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Bruning Early History


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Bruning Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bruning research. Another 349 words (25 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1273, 1291, 1328, and 1382 are included under the topic Early Bruning History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bruning Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bruning Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Bruning 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



At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Bruning arrived in North America very early:

Bruning Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Jo Bruning, aged 20, landed in St Christopher in 1635

Bruning Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • StolTel Bruning, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1750
  • Johan Bruning, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1752

Bruning Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Henrietta Bruning, who landed in North America in 1832-1849
  • Gert Bruning, who arrived in America in 1836
  • Clara Bruning, aged 28, arrived in America in 1836
  • Heinr Bruning, who arrived in America in 1837
  • Albert F Bruning, aged 21, landed in Missouri in 1839
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Bruning (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Bruning (post 1700)



  • Melissa Bruning (b. 1971), American Costume Designers Guild Award nominated costume designer, known for her work in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014), Wild (2014) and Let Me In (2010)
  • Jon Bruning (b. 1969), American politician and lawyer, Attorney General of the state of Nebraska
  • Richard Bruning (b. 1953), American graphic designer and comics creator, current Senior Vice-President-Creative Director of DC Comics
  • Theodore Bruning, American Republican politician, Candidate for Mayor of Bellmawr, New Jersey, 1930
  • Robert W. Bruning, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 1964
  • Jon Bruning (b. 1969), American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Nebraska, 2004
  • Walter Frank Bruning (b. 1923), American architect
  • Anne Bruning, Australian Film Institute Award nominated production manager, known for her work on The Lovely Bones (2009), King Kong (2005) and The Last Samurai (2003)
  • Walter Brüning (1915-1971), German Major in the Wehrmacht during World War II, recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross
  • Robert Bruning (1928-2008), Australian actor and producer known for The Godfathers (1971), The Long Arm (1970) and Sunday Too Far Away (1975)
  • ... (Another 3 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    2. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    3. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    4. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    5. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    6. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    7. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    8. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    9. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    10. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    11. ...

    The Bruning Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bruning 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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