Early Origins of the Brunston family
East Lothian, at Brunton, "a village, in the parish of Creich, district of Cupar. This village, which is pleasantly situated, is inhabited chiefly by persons employed in agriculture, and in hand-loom weaving for the linen manufacturers of Cupar. " CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of Scotland. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print. CITATION[CLOSE]
Barber, Henry, British Family Names London: Elliot Stock, 62 Paternoster Row, 1894. Print.
One of the first records of the family was Walter of Burntoun who held part of Luffness in the reign of Robert III. CITATION[CLOSE]
Early History of the Brunston family
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Brunston Spelling Variations
spelling variations are extremely common among early Scottish names. Brunston has been spelled Brunton, Brunten, Bruntin and others.
Early Notables of the Brunston family (pre 1700)
Lanarkshire in Scottish Parliament in 1585. Many years later Sir Thomas...
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Migration of the Brunston family to Ireland
Some of the Brunston family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Brunston family to the New World and Oceana
Unrest, poverty, and persecution caused thousands to look for opportunity and freedom in the North American colonies. The crossing was long, overcrowded, and unsanitary, though, and came only at great expense. Many Strathclyde families settled on the east coast of North America in communities that would form the backbone of what would become the great nations of the United States and Canada. The American War of Independence caused those who remained loyal to England to move north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. In the 20th century, Strathclyde and other Scottish families across North America began to recover their collective heritage through highland games and Clan societies. Among them: Grozel Brunton, who came to Salem, Massachusetts in 1745; and James Brunton who settled in Philadelphia in 1840.
The Brunston Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Fax mentis incendium gloriae
Motto Translation: The torch of glory inflames the mind.
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