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Where did the French Lebrun family come from? What is the French Lebrun family crest and coat of arms? When did the Lebrun family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Lebrun family history?From the historical and enchanting region of France emerged a multitude of notable family names, including that of the distinguished Lebrun 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 Lebrun 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.
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.
First found in Poitou where this noble family held a family seat since ancient times.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Lebrun 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 Lebrun History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 73 words(5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Lebrun Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Lebrun Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
Lebrun Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
Lebrun Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Lebrun Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
Lebrun Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
The Lebrun Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Lebrun 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.
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