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From the historical and enchanting region of France emerged a multitude of notable family names, including that of the distinguished De brun family. Originally, the people in this region went by one (personal) name. Surnames evolved during the Middle Ages when people began to assume an extra name to avoid confusion and to further identify themselves. These names then began to become "fixed" or hereditary between the generations. One of the types of names adopted as surnames were those derived from nicknames. Nicknames, or "eke-names," were an added name that generally reflected some physical characteristics or other attribute of the person that used the name. The De brun surname derives from the Old French word "brun," meaning "brown;" and as such was a nickname for someone who habitually dressed in the color brown.

De brun Early Origins



The surname De brun was first found in Poitou where this noble family held a family seat since ancient times.

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De brun Spelling Variations


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De brun Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Lebrun, Le Brun, Les Bruns, Brun, Brunne, Des Bruns, De brun, De Brun, Debrun, Des brun, Le Brune and many more.

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De brun Early History


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De brun Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our De brun research. Another 785 words (56 lines of text) covering the years 1600, 1661, 1683, 1662, 1700, 1789, 1791, 1815, 1789, 1805, 1810, 1619 and 1690 are included under the topic Early De brun History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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De brun Early Notables (pre 1700)


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De brun Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 44 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early De brun Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: J. Lebrun, aged 24; settled in New York in 1820; Jacques LeBrun settled in Louisiana in 1756; Moize LeBrun settled in Rhode Island in 1686; Peter LeBrun settled in Pennsylvania in 1710.

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Contemporary Notables of the name De brun (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name De brun (post 1700)



  • Jean-Baptiste Debrun, French Divisional General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, February 26) Jean-Baptiste Debrun. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, February 26) Jean-Baptiste Debrun. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html

Other References

  1. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
  2. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  3. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  4. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  5. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
  6. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  7. Guérard, Albert Léon. France: a Modern History. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1959. Print.
  8. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore. Print.
  9. Vaillancourt, Emile. La Conquete du Canada par les Normands. Biographie de la premiere generation Normande du Canada. Montreal: G. Ducharme, 1930. Print.
  10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
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The De brun Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The De brun Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

This page was last modified on 15 July 2017 at 20:35.

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