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Multiple Origins for the Surname Brunner


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The region that comprises the modern state of Austria is the ancient homeland of the Brunner family. Austria, which was originally home to a Celtic people, was conquered by the Roman Empire in about 15 B C. Following the fall of Rome, Austria was repeatedly invaded by barbarian tribes, such as the Vandals, Visigoths, and Huns, who swept in from the east. During the 5th and 6th centuries, the Alemanni, Avars and Slavs settled Austria. The Avars were defeated in 785 by the Frankish emperor Charlemagne, who set up the East Mark, which later became known as the Österreich. Austria was ruled by the Babenburger dynasty until 1278, when they were succeeded by the Hapsburg dynasty, which ruled Austria until the 20th century.

Brunner Early Origins



The surname Brunner was first found in Austria and Tyrol, where the family contributed greatly to the development of an emerging nation and would later play a large role in the political conflicts of the area. The family branched into many houses, some of which acquired estates and manors throughout the surrounding regions, where they played significant roles in the social and political affairs. The oldest and most prominent branch was known as Brunner (Prunner) von Vasoltsberg. They were members of the Styrian nobility from as early as 1363. The progenitor is believed to be one "Heinrich," a relative of Count Eberhard zu Wallsee, who lived around 1363. Of his direct descendants, Colomann Brunner was Privy Councillor to the Austrian Emperor around 1566.

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Brunner Spelling Variations


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Brunner Spelling Variations



In the medieval era, many different cultural groups lived in the German states. There are thus many regional variations of German surnames from that era. Westphalians spoke Low German, which is similar to modern Dutch. Many German names carry suffixes that identify where they came from. Others have phrases attached that identify something about the original bearer. Other variations in German names resulted from the fact that medieval scribes worked without the aid of any spelling rules. The spelling variations of the name Brunner include Brunner, Bruner, Bruenner, Bruener, Breunner, Breuner, Bruenn and many more.

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Brunner Early History


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Brunner Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Brunner research. Another 289 words (21 lines of text) covering the years 1531, 1745, 1410, 1380, 1380, 1571, 1840 and 1915 are included under the topic Early Brunner History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Brunner Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Brunner Early Notables (pre 1700)



During this period prominent bearers of the name Brunner were Conrad Brunner (died 1410), a Swiss Benedictine monk, he was abbot of the monastery at Muri in today's Canton of Aargau (1380-death), joined the order and in 1380, elected abbot, first head of...

Another 43 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Brunner 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



Austria was made a republic after the First World War. The Austro-Hungarian Empire was broken up by the Treaty of Versailles and many of its people found themselves in the new nation of Czechoslovakia. Many other Austrians and expatriate Austrians made their way to North America in the 20th century. Most landed in Philadelphia, later continuing on to the states of Ohio, Texas, Illinois, California, New York, and Maryland. Some Austrian settlers also went to western Canada and Ontario. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Brunner or a variant listed above:

Brunner Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Jacob Brunner, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1728
  • Josef Brunner, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1729
  • Joseph Brunner, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1729
  • Felix Brunner, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1732
  • Suzanna Brunner, who landed in America in 1733
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Brunner Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John W Brunner, who landed in New York in 1836
  • Georg Brunner, aged 26, arrived in Baltimore, Maryland in 1847
  • Anton Brunner, who arrived in New York, NY in 1848
  • John Julius Brunner, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1848
  • A A Brunner, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Brunner Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Carl Brunner, aged 31, a smith, arrived in South Australia in 1847 aboard the ship "Gellert" [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) GELLERT 1847. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1847Gellert.htm

Brunner Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Brunner arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Whitby" in 1841

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Contemporary Notables of the name Brunner (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Brunner (post 1700)



  • John G. Brunner, American Republican politician, Candidate in primary for U.S. Senator from Missouri, 2012
  • Mrs. John Brunner, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Missouri, 1952
  • Jennifer Brunner, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Ohio, 1996, 2008
  • Henry G. Brunner (1885-1963), American Democrat politician, Mayor of Mansfield, Ohio, 1918-24; Ohio Democratic State Chair, 1927-31; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Ohio, 1928, 1932
  • Glenn W. Brunner, American politician, U.S. Vice Consul in Nagasaki, 1937
  • George E. Brunner, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey, 1936, 1944, 1948, 1956, 1964; Mayor of Camden, New Jersey, 1937-56
  • Frank R. Brunner, American Democrat politician, Member of Pennsylvania State Senate 11th District, 1885-88
  • David B. Brunner (1835-1903), American Democrat politician, U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 9th District, 1889-93
  • Charles M. Brunner, American Democrat politician, Mayor of Bay City, Michigan, 2008-10; Member of Michigan State House of Representatives 96th District; Elected 2012
  • Carl Herman Brunner, American Republican politician, Candidate in primary for U.S. Representative from West Virginia 5th District, 1946
  • ... (Another 16 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Brunner Historic Events


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Brunner Historic Events




Pan Am Flight 103 (Lockerbie)

  • Colleen Renee Brunner (1968-1988), American Student from Hamburg, New York, America, who flew aboard the Pan Am Flight 103 from Frankfurt to Detroit, known as the Lockerbie bombing in 1988 and died

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Suggested Readings for the name Brunner


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Suggested Readings for the name Brunner



  • Joseph Brunner of Rothenstein, Schifferstadt, and Frederick by Donald Lewis Osborn.

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  1. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) GELLERT 1847. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1847Gellert.htm

Other References

  1. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
  2. Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
  3. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  4. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
  5. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
  6. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
  7. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  8. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
  9. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
  10. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
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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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