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 Bryngerd family
The surname Bryngerd 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 Bryngerd family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bryngerd 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 Bryngerd History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Bryngerd Spelling Variations
Bryngerd has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred
years, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Spelling variants included: Brunker, Brungar, Bryngard, Brouncker, Brounker, Brunkere, Brynker and many more.
Early Notables of the Bryngerd 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 Bryngerd Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Bryngerd family to Ireland
Some of the Bryngerd 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 Bryngerd family to the New World and Oceana
In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England
, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Bryngerds to arrive on North American shores: Robert Brunker who arrived in Philadelphia in 1867.