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From the historical and enchanting region of France emerged a multitude of notable family names, including that of the distinguished Debrun 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 Debrun 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.

Debrun Early Origins



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

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Debrun Spelling Variations


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Debrun 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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Debrun Early History


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Debrun Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Debrun 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 Debrun History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Debrun Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Debrun Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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The Great Migration


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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 Debrun (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Debrun (post 1700)



  • Jean-Baptiste Debrun, French Divisional General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815

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Debrun Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    2. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    3. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    4. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    5. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    6. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    7. Guérard, Albert Léon. France: a Modern History. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1959. Print.
    8. de la Porte, A. Tresor Heraldique. Paris: F. Casterman, 1864. Print.
    9. Conrad, Glenn R. The First Families of Louisiana. Baton Rouge LA: Claitor's Publishing, 1970. Print.
    10. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
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    The Debrun Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Debrun 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 26 February 2015 at 12:22.

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