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Brunton Early Origins



The surname Brunton was first found in East Lothian, 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.

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Brunton Spelling Variations


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Brunton Spelling Variations



Surnames that evolved in Scotland in the Middle Ages often appear under many spelling variations. These are due to the practice of spelling according to sound in the era before dictionaries had standardized the English language. Brunton has appeared as Brunton, Brunten, Bruntin and others.

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Brunton Early History


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Brunton Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Brunton research. Another 247 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1200, 1000, 1140, 1585, 1st , 1844 and 1916 are included under the topic Early Brunton History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Brunton Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Brunton Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable amongst the family at this time was George Brunton, a writer in Edinburgh; Professor Alexander Brunton, a Professor of Oriental Languages at the University of Edinburgh; and David Brunton represented Lanarkshire in Scottish Parliament in 1585. Many years later Sir Thomas...

Another 41 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Brunton 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



The North American colonies beckoned, with their ample land and opportunity as their freedom from the persecution suffered by so many Clan families back home. Many Scots even fought against England in the American War of Independence to gain this freedom. Recently, clan societies have allowed the ancestors of these brave Scottish settlers to rediscover their familial roots. Among them:

Brunton Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Grozel Brunton, who setted in Salem, Massachusetts in 1745
  • Grizel Brunton, who landed in Salem, Massachusetts in 1775 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Archibald Brunton, who arrived in Mississippi in 1799 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)

Brunton Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • James Brunton who settled in Philadelphia in 1840

Brunton Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • James Brunton, aged 20, a farm labourer, who arrived in Bluff, New Zealand aboard the ship "Christian McAusland" in 1875

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Contemporary Notables of the name Brunton (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Brunton (post 1700)



  • Joseph Brunton (1902-1988), American Boy Scout leader, fourth Chief Scout Executive (1960 to 1966)
  • William Brunton (1777-1851), Scottish engineer and inventor
  • Richard Henry Brunton FRGS, MICE (1841-1901), Scottish lighthouse builder "Father of Japanese lighthouses"
  • Mary Brunton (1778-1818), Scottish novelist
  • Sir Thomas Lauder Brunton FRS (1844-1916), 1st Baronet, Scottish physician
  • Violet Brunton (1878-1951), English woodcarving, miniature painting and book illustration artist
  • Ron Brunton, Australian anthropologist, current Director of Encompass Research Pty Ltd
  • Samuel Brunton (b. 1990), Cook Islands rugby league player
  • Robbie Brunton (b. 1973), Irish footballer
  • Paul Brunton (1898-1981), born Hermann Hirsch, British philosopher and mystic
  • ... (Another 8 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Motto


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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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Citations


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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)

Other References

  1. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  2. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  3. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  4. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  5. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  6. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. Acts of Malcom IV 1153-65 Volume I Regesta Regum Scottorum 1153-1424. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1960. Print.
  7. Dorward, David. Scottish Surnames. Glasgow: Harper Collins, 1995. Print.
  8. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  9. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
  10. Prebble, John. The Highland Clearances. London: Secker & Warburg, 1963. Print.
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The Brunton Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Brunton 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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