Bruny History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The name Bruny sprang from the history of Medieval France and a region known as Languedoc. It comes from when the family lived in Languedoc.
Early Origins of the Bruny family
The surname Bruny was first found in Languedoc, where the family has formerly been seated from very early times.
Early History of the Bruny family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bruny research. Another 371 words (26 lines of text) covering the years 1191, 1500, and 1789 are included under the topic Early Bruny History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Bruny Spelling Variations
Throughout the course of history most surnames have undergone changes for many reasons. During the early development of the French language, a son and father may not have chosen to spell their name the same way. Many are simple spelling changes by a person who gave his name, phonetically, to a scribe, priest, or recorder. Many names held prefixes or suffixes which became optional as they passed through the centuries, or were adopted by different branches to signify either a political or religious adherence. Hence, we have many spelling variations of this name, Bruny some of which are Brunet, Bruner, Bruney, Brunay, Bruné, Brunais, Brunai, Brunnet, Brunner, Brunney, Brunnay, Brunné, Brunnais, Brunnai, Brune, de Brunet, de Bruner, de Bruney, de Brunay and many more.
Early Notables of the Bruny family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bruny family
In 1643, 109 years after the first landings by Cartier, there were only about 300 people in Quebec, in 1663 there were only 500, 2,000 migrants arrived during the next decade. Early marriage was desperately encouraged amongst the immigrants. Youths of 18 took fourteen-year-old girls for their wives. The fur trade was developed and attracted migrants, both noble and commoner from France. 15,000 explorers left Montreal in the late 17th and 18th centuries. Migration from France to New France or Quebec as it was now more popularly called, continued from France until it fell in 1759. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec. By the same year the Acadian presence in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island had reached 500. In 1755, 10,000 French Acadians refused to take an oath of allegiance to England and were deported to Louisiana. Meanwhile, in Quebec, the French race flourished, founding in Lower Canada, one of the two great solitudes which became Canada. Many distinguished contributions have been made by members of this family name Bruny. It has been prominent in the arts, religion, politics and culture in France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Bruny were Jean Brunet, aged 19; settled in Louisiana in 1719; Elizabeth Brunet, aged 21; settled in New Orleans in 1823.
Contemporary Notables of the name Bruny (post 1700) +
- Jean-Baptiste Bruny, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815 
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