Origins Available: German-Alt
The surname Bruningher is a ancient German name that originated in the Rhineland
. While the Germans at first used only one name, population increases created confusion among people of the same name, forcing them to adopt hereditary surnames
. Two common types of German names are patronymic
names, taken from the given name of the father, and metronymic names, taken from the name of the mother. Bruningher was derived from the baptismal name for the son of Bruno, which was originally derived from the Old German word bruen, which means brown.
Early Origins of the Bruningher family
The surname Bruningher was first found in the Rhineland
, where the name Breuning contributed greatly to the development of an emerging nation, and later played a large role in the tribal and national conflicts of the area. Over time, the family name branched into many houses, where members continued to play a significant role in the local
social and political affairs.
Early History of the Bruningher family
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Bruningher Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Breuning, Breunning, Breuninge, Bruning, Brunning, Bruninge, Brunninger, Bruninger, Bruningher and many more.
Early Notables of the Bruningher family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bruningher family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Bruningher Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Veith Bruningher who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1731
- Veith Bruningher, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1731 CITATION[CLOSE]
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)