occupational surname was derived from the Old English term "Brungar" which meant "brown spear." Alternatively, the name could have been derived from the Old German word "Brunger."
Early Origins of the Bryngard family
Dorset where the first record of the name appears as Brungar(us) in the Domesday Book. Thomas and William Brunger were listed in a census in Norfolk in 1275 and years later the name was listed in the Subsidy Rolls of Somerset as Brunger atte Yate.
Early History of the Bryngard family
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Bryngard Spelling Variations
hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Bryngard were recorded, including Brunker, Brungar, Bryngard, Brouncker, Brounker, Brunkere, Brynker and many more.
Early Notables of the Bryngard family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bryngard family to Ireland
Some of the Bryngard family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Bryngard family to the New World and Oceana
To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Bryngard family emigrate to North America: Robert Brunker who arrived in Philadelphia in 1867.
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