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Brunker Early Origins



The surname Brunker was first found in Wiltshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. After the Battle of Hastings in 1066, William, Duke of Normandy, having prevailed over King Harold, granted most of Britain to his many victorious Barons. It was not uncommon to find a Baron, or a Bishop, with 60 or more Lordships scattered throughout the country. These he gave to his sons, nephews and other junior lines of his family and they became known as under-tenants. They adopted the Norman system of surnames which identified the under-tenant with his holdings so as to distinguish him from the senior stem of the family. After many rebellious wars between his Barons, Duke William, commissioned a census of all England to determine in 1086, settling once and for all, who held which land. He called the census the Domesday Book, [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
indicating that those holders registered would hold the land until the end of time. Hence, conjecturally, the surname is descended from the tenant of the lands of Melsham, held by Liseman, a steward of the King who was recorded in the Domesday Book census of 1086.

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Brunker Spelling Variations


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Brunker Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Brunker, Brunger, Brouncker, Branker, Branger, Brounker and many more.

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Brunker Early History


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Brunker Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Brunker research. Another 281 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1327, 1275, 1510, 1600, 1181, 1633, 1676 and 1801 are included under the topic Early Brunker History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Brunker Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Brunker Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 28 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Brunker 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Brunker Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Hey Brunker, aged 7, landed in New York in 1864
  • Robert Brunker who arrived in Philadelphia in 1867
  • Auguste Brunker, aged 30, who emigrated to the United States, in 1892

Brunker Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Annie E. Brunker, aged 35, who landed in America from Bromley, England, in 1920
  • Annie E Brunker, aged 36, who landed in America from Bromley, England, in 1920
  • Annie E Brunker, aged 38, who settled in America from Dublin, Ireland, in 1923
  • Justus Brunker, aged 31, who settled in America, in 1923

Brunker Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • David Brunker and Francis Brunker, who were both recorded in the census of Ontario, Canada of 1871

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Contemporary Notables of the name Brunker (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Brunker (post 1700)



  • Major-General James Robert Brunker (1806-1869), Irish Commander of British Troops in China and Hong Kong (1867-1869)
  • Joel Brunker (b. 1986), Australian bantamweight boxer at the 2004 Summer Olympics
  • Amanda Brunker (b. 1974), Irish novelist, and columnist, former Miss Ireland
  • Linda Brunker (b. 1966), Irish sculptor
  • Adrian Brunker, Australian Rugby player
  • James Nixon Brunker (1832-1910), Australian businessman and politician

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)

Other References

  1. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  2. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  3. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  4. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  5. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  6. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  7. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  8. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  9. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  10. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
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The Brunker Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Brunker 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.

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