Brunjon is a name of Anglo-Saxon
origin. It was a name given to a person named John
who had brown hair or a dark complexion. The personal name John
was so common in medieval times that a qualifying adjective became necessary became necessary to distinguish between different people with that name. This was particularly necessary due to the fairly common practice of giving the personal name to all the sons in a family.
Early Origins of the Brunjon family
The surname Brunjon was first found in Essex
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Brunjon family
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Brunjon Spelling Variations
Before the last few hundred
years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations
are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon
surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Brunjon were recorded, including Brownjohn, Browneion, Brownejohn, Bronjohn, Brownjon and many more.
Early Notables of the Brunjon family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Brunjon family to the New World and Oceana
To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England
went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Brunjon family emigrate to North America: William Brownjohn who arrived in Georgia in 1733.