Brunwin is a name whose history dates far back into the mists of early British times to the days of the Anglo-Saxon
tribes. It is a name for a person who was called the Brunswine,
which meant the brown swine.
, was an early name for the porpoise or a seal.
Early Origins of the Brunwin family
The surname Brunwin was first found in Suffolk
, where evidence suggests they held a family seat
before the Norman Conquest
in the 11th century.
Early History of the Brunwin family
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Brunwin Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations
are common among early Anglo-Saxon
names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Brunwin has been recorded under many different variations, including Brunwin, Brunswin, Brunwinus, Brunwyn, Brounwyne and many more.
Early Notables of the Brunwin family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Brunwin family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England
made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Brunwin or a variant listed above: a number of settlers who arrived by the 19th century.
Contemporary Notables of the name Brunwin (post 1700)
- Herbert Jack Brunwin (1912-1990), English Cricketer