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Where did the French Brunner family come from? What is the French Brunner family crest and coat of arms? When did the Brunner family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Brunner family history?The name Brunner sprang from the history of Medieval France and a region known as Languedoc. It comes from when the family lived in Languedoc.
Changes of spelling have occurred in most surnames. The earliest explanation is that during the early development of the French language, names were not yet fixed in spelling. Usually a person gave his version of his name, phonetically, to a scribe, a priest, or a recorder. This depended on accent, and local accents frequently changed the spelling of a name. Some variables were adopted by different branches of the family name. Hence, there are some spelling variations of the name Brunner, including Brunet, Bruner, Bruney, Brunay, Bruné, Brunais, Brunai, Brunnet, Brunner, Brunney, Brunnay, Brunné, Brunnais, Brunnai, Brune, de Brunet, de Bruner, de Bruney, de Brunay and many more.
First found in Languedoc, where the family has formerly been seated from very early times.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Brunner research. Another 416 words (30 lines of text) covering the years 1191, 1500, and 1789 are included under the topic Early Brunner History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 38 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Brunner Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
In 1643, 109 years after the first landings by Cartier, there were only about 300 people in Quebec. Migration was slow. The fur trade attracted migrants, both noble and commoner. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec. By the same year the French Acadian presence in the Maritimes had reached 500. The French founded Lower Canada, thus becoming one of the two great founding nations of Canada. The family name Brunner has made many distinguished contributions in France and New France to the world of science, culture, religion, and education. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Brunner were
Brunner Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
Brunner Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Brunner Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
Brunner Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
The Brunner Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Brunner 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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