Bruun is a name of Anglo-Saxon
origin and came from the baptismal name Brun
. As the naming tradition grew in Europe baptismal names began to be introduced in many countries. Baptismal names were sometimes given in honor of Christian saints and other biblical figures. There are hardly any Christian countries in Europe that did not adopt surnames from these religious figures.
Early Origins of the Bruun family
The surname Bruun was first found in Leicestershire
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. The name was originally Bregwin, pronounced Brewin.
Early History of the Bruun family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bruun research.Another 343 words (24 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1833, 1538, 1577, 1570, 1656, 1616, 1695, 1682 and 1695 are included under the topic Early Bruun History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Bruun Spelling Variations
in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Bruun have been found, including Brewin, Brewne, Brewn, Bruin, Brunhus and others.
Early Notables of the Bruun family (pre 1700)
Notables of the family at this time include Abraham de Bruyn (born 1538), a Flemish
engraver, established himself at Cologne about the year 1577, ranked among the Little Masters; Nicolaes de... Another 30 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bruun Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Bruun family to the New World and Oceana
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England
. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England
, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Among the first immigrants of the name Bruun, or a variant listed above to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were : William and Thomas Brewin who landed in Philadelphia, Pa. in 1840; Obadiah Bruen landed in Massachusetts in 1640; Patrick Bruen landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1838.