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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.

Lebrun Early Origins



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

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Lebrun Spelling Variations


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Lebrun 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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Lebrun Early History


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Lebrun Early History



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 and printed products wherever possible.

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Lebrun Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Lebrun Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 44 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Lebrun 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 were:

Lebrun Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Moize LeBrun settled in Rhode Island in 1686

Lebrun Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Peter LeBrun settled in Pennsylvania in 1710
  • Ettine LeBrun, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1753
  • Jacques LeBrun settled in Louisiana in 1756
  • Charles Lebrun, who landed in Connecticut in 1763
  • Claude LeBrun, who arrived in Mobile, Ala in 1764
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Lebrun Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • J. Lebrun, aged 24, settled in New York in 1820
  • Victor LeBrun, aged 49, settled in New York in 1820
  • Augusto Lebrun, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1851
  • Carlos LeBrun, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1866
  • Santiago Felipe LeBrun, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1874

Lebrun Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Jean-Baptiste Lebrun, who arrived in Canada in 1755

Lebrun Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Elizabeth Le Brun arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Blundell" in 1851

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Contemporary Notables of the name Lebrun (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Lebrun (post 1700)



  • Napoleon Eugene Charles Henry LeBrun (1821-1901), American architect, best known for his design of the Episcopal Church of Saint Mary the Virgin, New York
  • François Léon Lebrun, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815
  • Anne Charles Lebrun, Duke of Plaisance, French Divisional General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815
  • Armand Lebrun de La Houssaye, French Divisional General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815
  • Céline Lebrun (b. 1976), French six-time gold, three-time silver and five-time bronze medalist judoka
  • Pierre-Antoine Lebrun (1785-1873), French poet
  • Louise Élisabeth Vigée LeBrun (1755-1842), French painter, the most important female painter of the 18th century
  • Charles-François Lebrun (1739-1824), 1st Duke of Plaisance, Prince of the Empire, a French statesman
  • Ponce Denis Écouchard Lebrun (1729-1807), French lyric poet
  • Albert Lebrun (1871-1950), French statesman, President of France from 1932 to 1940
  • ... (Another 3 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    2. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    3. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    4. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    5. 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.
    6. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    7. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    8. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    9. Guérard, Albert Léon. France: a Modern History. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1959. Print.
    10. Conrad, Glenn R. The First Families of Louisiana. Baton Rouge LA: Claitor's Publishing, 1970. Print.
    11. ...

    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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