occupational surname was derived from the Old English term "Brungar" which meant "brown spear." Alternatively, the name could have been derived from the Old German word "Brunger."
Early Origins of the Brunkere family
Dorset where the first record of the name appears as Brungar(us) in the Domesday Book. Thomas and William Brunger were listed in a census in Norfolk in 1275 and years later the name was listed in the Subsidy Rolls of Somerset as Brunger atte Yate.
Early History of the Brunkere family
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Brunkere Spelling Variations
hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Brunkere has been spelled many different ways, including Brunker, Brungar, Bryngard, Brouncker, Brounker, Brunkere, Brynker and many more.
Early Notables of the Brunkere family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Brunkere family to Ireland
Some of the Brunkere family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Brunkere family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Brunkeres to arrive in North America: Robert Brunker who arrived in Philadelphia in 1867.
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