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 Bryngarde family
The surname Bryngarde was first found in 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
as Brunger atte
Early History of the Bryngarde family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bryngarde research.Another 561 words (40 lines of text) covering the years 1327, 1377, 1349, 1369, 1500, 1603, 1605, 1617, 1585, 1645, 1620, 1680, 1660, 1620, 1684, 1627 and 1688 are included under the topic Early Bryngarde History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Bryngarde Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred
years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Bryngarde has been spelled many different ways, including Brunker, Brungar, Bryngard, Brouncker, Brounker, Brunkere, Brynker and many more.
Early Notables of the Bryngarde family (pre 1700)
Notables of the family at this time include Adam Bryngard, a prominent 14th century landholder in Somerset; William Brouncker, 1st Viscount Brouncker (1585-1645); William Brouncker (c 1620-1680), an English politician, Member of Parliament for Westbury (1660); William Brouncker... Another 37 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bryngarde Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Bryngarde family to Ireland
Some of the Bryngarde family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 41 words (3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Bryngarde family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Bryngardes to arrive in North America: Robert Brunker who arrived in Philadelphia in 1867.