Brunjes History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The surname Brunjes, 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 Brunjes family
The surname Brunjes 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 Brunjes family
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Brunjes 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 Brunjes family (pre 1700)
Notables of the period with the name Brunjes 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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Brunjes migration to the United States
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Brunjes Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Anna Brunjes, who arrived in North America in 1832-1849 
- Dietr Brunjes, who landed in North America in 1832-1849 
- Joh Brunjes, who arrived in North America in 1832-1849 
- V Brunjes, who landed in North America in 1832-1849 
Contemporary Notables of the name Brunjes (post 1700)
- George R. Brunjes, American Democrat politician, Mayor of Norwalk, Connecticut, 1955-57 
- ^ 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