Bruno History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The Italian Bruno surname has a few possible sources. It is a patronymic name created from the originally Germanic personal name Bruno. It evolved as a nickname from the Italian word "bruno," meaning "brown," referring to the hair color or perhaps complexion. It may also have evolved as a habitational name from a place name, such as Bruno, in Asti province.

Early Origins of the Bruno family

The surname Bruno was first found in Florence (Italian: Firenze), originally the capital of Tuscany, then capital of the kingdom of Italy. The Bruno or Bruni family were originally from Arezzo but this part of their early history is not traceable. The Brunelli family are on record in Venice from 1151. During the 11th and 12th centuries the family branched from Florence south to Norman dominated Sicily where Giovanni di Bruno held a castle in Palermo in 1282.

Important Dates for the Bruno family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bruno research. Another 229 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1360, 1444, 1467, 1493, 1548, 1600, 1580, 1370, 1444, 1600, 1600, 1666, 1577, 1630, 1681, 1710 and 1649 are included under the topic Early Bruno History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Bruno Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Bruno, Bruni, di Bruno, di Bruni, Bruni, Bruno, Bruna, Brun, Brunèlli, Brunelli, Brunèllo, Brunello, Brunèlla, Brunella, Brunellèschi, Brunelleschi, Brunètti, Brunetti, Brunetto, Brunètto, Brunini, Bruntti, Brunotti, Brunne, Brunone, Brunacci, Brunazzi, Brunaldi, Brunati, Brunato, Brunatti, Brunèngo, Brunengo, Brunèri, Bruneri, Brunèro, Brunaccini, Brunamonti, Brunero, Brunèse, Brunese, Brunod, Brunri and many more.

Early Notables of the Bruno family (pre 1700)

Prominent among members of the family was Leonardo Bruni (or Leonardo Aretino) (c. 1370-1444), an Italian humanist, historian and statesman; often called the first modern historian; Antonio Bruni of Manduria was a famous poet around 1600; Domenico Bruni (c. 1600-1666), an Italian painter of the Baroque period; the Brunelli family in Rome produced a Cardinal who was known for his extraordinary intelligence; Antonio Brunelli (1577-1630), an Italian composer and theorist of the early Baroque period; in 1681 Diego Brunaccini was made Prince of the reign of San...
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Bruno migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Bruno Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Francis Bruno, aged 34, who arrived in Mobile County, Ala in 1845 [1]
  • Christian Bruno, who arrived in Texas in 1845 [1]
  • Calixto Bruno, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1860 [1]
  • Wilhelm Bruno, who arrived in Texas in 1860 [1]
  • Guiseppe Bruno, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1876 [1]
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Bruno Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Alfio Bruno, aged 25, who landed in America from Paterno, in 1901
  • Amedeo Bruno, aged 27, who immigrated to the United States from Reggio, in 1901
  • Adamo Bruno, aged 26, who immigrated to the United States from Torino, in 1901
  • Alfonso Bruno, aged 30, who immigrated to America from Maddaleni, Italy, in 1902
  • Agata Bruno, aged 31, who settled in America from Palermo, in 1903
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Contemporary Notables of the name Bruno (post 1700)

  • Billi Bruno, American five-time Young Artist Award nominated child actress
  • Dylan Bruno (b. 1972), American actor and former model
  • Chris Bruno (b. 1966), American film and television actor
  • Joseph L Bruno (b. 1929), American businessman and politician, current majority leader of the New York State Senate
  • Francesco Bruno (b. 1968), Italian sport shooter awarded a gold medal at the 2005 Mediterranean Games
  • Adrien François de Bruno, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815 [2]
  • François-Xavier Bruno, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815 [3]
  • Rafael Addiego Bruno (1923-2014), Uruguayan jurist and political figure
  • Franklin Roy Bruno (b. 1961), British former boxer, winner of the WBC Heavyweight championship in 1995
  • Marc Bruno Teste, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815 [4]

Historic Events for the Bruno family

RMS Lusitania
  • Mr. Henry Augustine Bruno, English 1st Class Passenger residing in Montclair, New Jersey, USA visiting Liverpool, England, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking and was recovered [5]
  • Mrs. Annie Bruno, (née Thompson), English 1st Class Passenger residing in Montclair, New Jersey, USA visiting Liverpool, England, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking and was recovered [5]

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Citations

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, February 11) Adrien Bruno. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html
  3. ^ Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, February 11) François-Xavier Bruno. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html
  4. ^ Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, October 23) Marc Teste. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html
  5. ^ Lusitania Passenger List - The Lusitania Resource. (Retrieved 2014, March 6) . Retrieved from http://www.rmslusitania.info/lusitania-passenger-list/
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