Brunskill History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Brunskill family

The surname Brunskill was first found in Durham where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

Important Dates for the Brunskill family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Brunskill research. Another 38 words (3 lines of text) covering the years 1664, 1687, 1667, 1660, 1664, 1664 and 1687 are included under the topic Early Brunskill History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Brunskill Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Brunskil, Bronskill, Brunskill, Brunskole and others.

Early Notables of the Brunskill family (pre 1700)

Notables of this surname at this time include: Samuel Brunsell, English incumbent at the Church of St. Mary and All Saints, Bingham from (???? - 1687); Anne Brunsell, sister of Sir Christopher Wren and wife of the rector of St James' Church, Stretham...
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Brunskill migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Brunskill Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • George Brunskill, who settled in New Hampshire in 1775

Brunskill migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Brunskill Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • William Brunskill, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "D'Auvergne" in 1839 [1]
  • George Brunskill, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Thomas Harrison" in 1839 [2]
  • Sarah Norman Brunskill, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Thomas Harrison" in 1839 [2]

Brunskill migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Brunskill Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • John Brunskill, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Queen of Beauty" in 1863
  • Elizabeth Brunskill, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Queen of Beauty" in 1863
  • Mary Brunskill, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Queen of Beauty" in 1863
  • Sophie Brunskill, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Queen of Beauty" in 1863

Contemporary Notables of the name Brunskill (post 1700)

  • Muriel Brunskill (1899-1980), English contralto, known for her work with Sir Thomas Beecham, Albert Coates, Felix Weingartner and Sir Henry Wood
  • Norman H. Brunskill (1912-1988), English professional footballer
  • John Hanfield Brunskill DSO (1875-1940), Irish cricketer
  • Gerald Fitzgibbon Brunskill (1866-1918), Irish Unionist Party politician, Member of Parliament for Mid Tyrone in 1910
  • Ronald William Brunskill OBE, British academic, former Reader in Architecture at the University of Manchester
  • Robin Brunskill Cooke (1926-2006), Baron Cooke of Thorndon, member of the British House of Lords, considered New Zealand's greatest jurist
  • Marshall Brunskill Booker (1880-1940), American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Virginia, 1916, 1920, 1940; Member of Virginia State Senate 21st District, 1920-21 [3]

Citations

  1. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) D'AUVERGNE 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839D'Auvergne.htm
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) THOMAS HARRISON 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839ThomasHarrison.htm
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 12) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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