Bruning History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The surname Bruning, is likely of patronymic origin, that is, it belongs to the category of surnames derived from the first name of the father of the initial bearer. In this instance, the name indicates "son of Brüning," a variant of Bruno. The personal name Bruno is a pet form of names such as Brunolf, Brunwardt and Brunheri, all derived from the Old High German word "brunja" meaning brown. The name probably would have been initially given as a nickname to one with brown hair or a dark complexion. The name may also have been derived from the Middle High German "brunne" meaning "breastplate." Bruningsen is also a place name in Westfalia.

Early Origins of the Bruning family

The surname Bruning was first found in Westfalia. The earliest record dates back to 1206, when Bruning von Staufen, possibly the founder of the village of Breuningsweiler, was mentioned in the "Wurttembergisches Urbunderbuch II." In 1284 Chunrat Bruninch was living in Augsburg and in 1351 Cuonrad Brunig was a curator at Baden-Baden. An unknown Breininger was recorded in Rottweil in 1357. Wolfgang Breuningk was living in Grafental in 1503, and Christoph Breuning in Tubingen in 1539.

Important Dates for the Bruning family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bruning research. Another 120 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1757, 1812, 1514, 1687, 1660, 1727, 1702, 1774 and 1827 are included under the topic Early Bruning History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Bruning Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Bruening, Breuninger, Breuninge, Breuning, Brüning, Brünings, Brauening, Brunig, Bruenink, Brunke (Friesland), Bruhnke, Brunken, Brünicke, Brüntjen, Brünjes and many more.

Early Notables of the Bruning family (pre 1700)

Notables of the period with the name Bruning were Conrad Breuning von Buchenbach, who was Governor of Tuebingen in 1514; Hans Bruning, a captain in Hamburg in 1687; Johann Adam Breunig (1660-1727), a German Baroque architect; and Adolf Bruning from Lubeck, who was ennobled in...
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Bruning migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Bruning Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Jo Bruning, aged 20, who landed in St Christopher in 1635 [1]
Bruning Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • StolTel Bruning, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1750 [1]
  • Johan Bruning, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1752 [1]
Bruning Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Henrietta Bruning, who landed in North America in 1832-1849 [1]
  • Gert Bruning, who arrived in America in 1836 [1]
  • Clara Bruning, aged 28, who arrived in America in 1836 [1]
  • Heinr Bruning, who arrived in America in 1837 [1]
  • Albert F Bruning, aged 21, who landed in Missouri in 1839 [1]
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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
  • Walter Frank Bruning (b. 1923), American architect
  • Theodore Bruning, American Republican politician, Candidate for Mayor of Bellmawr, New Jersey, 1930 [2]
  • Robert W. Bruning, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 1964 [2]
  • Jon Bruning (b. 1969), American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Nebraska, 2004 [2]
  • Heinrich Bruning (1885-1970), German politician, Chancellor of Germany from 1930 to 1932
  • Walter Brüning (1915-1971), German Major in the Wehrmacht during World War II, recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross
  • Peter Brüning (b. 1929), German painter
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Citations

  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 1) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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