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From the historical and enchanting region of France emerged a multitude of notable family names, including that of the distinguished Bruns family. Originally, the people in this region went by one (personal) name. Surnames evolved during the Middle Ages when people began to assume an extra name to avoid confusion and to further identify themselves. These names then began to become "fixed" or hereditary between the generations. One of the types of names adopted as surnames were those derived from nicknames. Nicknames, or "eke-names," were an added name that generally reflected some physical characteristics or other attribute of the person that used the name. The Bruns surname derives from the Old French word "brun," meaning "brown;" and as such was a nickname for someone who habitually dressed in the color brown.

Bruns Early Origins



The surname Bruns was first found in Poitou where this noble family held a family seat since ancient times.

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Bruns Spelling Variations


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Bruns Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Lebrun, Le Brun, Les Bruns, Brun, Brunne, Des Bruns, De brun, De Brun, Debrun, Des brun, Le Brune and many more.

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Bruns Early History


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Bruns Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bruns research. Another 785 words (56 lines of text) covering the years 1600, 1661, 1683, 1662, 1700, 1789, 1791, 1815, 1789, 1805, 1810, 1619 and 1690 are included under the topic Early Bruns History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bruns Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bruns Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 44 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bruns 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:

Bruns Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Peter Bruns, who landed in America in 1664

Bruns Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Friedrich Bruns, who landed in America in 1777
  • Christian Bruns, who arrived in America in 1780
  • Gottfried Bruns, who arrived in America in 1780

Bruns Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Georg Jos Bruns, who arrived in America in 1813-1820
  • Bernh Heinr Bruns, who landed in America in 1820
  • D Bruns, who arrived in North America in 1832-1849
  • Anna Bruns, who landed in North America in 1832-1849
  • H Bruns, who landed in North America in 1832-1849
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Bruns (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Bruns (post 1700)



  • George William Bruns (b. 1946), retired American basketball player
  • Julia Eliza Bruns (1895-1927), American stage and silent film actress
  • Mona Bruns (1899-2000), American actress on the stage, films, radio, and television
  • Philip Bruns (1931-2012), American television actor and writer
  • George Bruns (1914-1983), American composer of music for film and television
  • Gustav-Adolf Bruns (1902-1945), highly decorated German Oberst in the Wehrmacht during World War II
  • Paul von Bruns (1846-1916), German surgeon
  • Axel Bruns (1915-1990), highly decorated German Hauptmann der Reserves in the Wehrmacht during World War II
  • Diedrich Bruns (1897-1988), highly decorated German Oberstleutnant der Reserves in the Wehrmacht during World War II
  • Victor von Bruns (1812-1883), German surgeon
  • ... (Another 10 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    2. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    3. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    4. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    5. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    6. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    7. Guérard, Albert Léon. France: a Modern History. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1959. Print.
    8. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore. Print.
    9. Doyle, William. The Oxford History of the French Revolution. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0192852213).
    10. D'Hozier Charles. Armorial Général de France. Paris: Dillon, 1875. Print.
    11. ...

    The Bruns Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bruns 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.

    This page was last modified on 4 March 2015 at 21:05.

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