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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.

Brunjon Early Origins



The surname Brunjon was first found in Essex, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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Brunjon Spelling Variations


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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.

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Brunjon Early History


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Brunjon Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Brunjon research. Another 377 words (27 lines of text) covering the years 1349, 1500, 1676 and 1720 are included under the topic Early Brunjon History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Brunjon Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Brunjon Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Brunjon 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



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.

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    2. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
    3. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    4. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    5. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    6. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    7. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    8. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    9. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    10. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
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    The Brunjon Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Brunjon 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.

    This page was last modified on 10 December 2014 at 14:51.

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