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

Desbruns Early Origins



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

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Desbruns Spelling Variations


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Desbruns 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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Desbruns Early History


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Desbruns Early History



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

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Desbruns Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Desbruns Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 44 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Desbruns 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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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    2. D'Hozier Charles. Armorial Général de France. Paris: Dillon, 1875. Print.
    3. Vaillancourt, Emile. La Conquete du Canada par les Normands. Biographie de la premiere generation Normande du Canada. Montreal: G. Ducharme, 1930. Print.
    4. De Ville, Winston. Gulf Coast Colonials, A Compendium of French Families in Early Eighteenth Century Louisiana. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 1999. Print.
    5. Guérard, Albert Léon. France: a Modern History. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1959. Print.
    6. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    7. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    8. de la Porte, A. Tresor Heraldique. Paris: F. Casterman, 1864. Print.
    9. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    10. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
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    The Desbruns Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Desbruns 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 12 July 2013 at 11:51.

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