Brune History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

A variety of prominent surnames, such as the name Brune, were formed in the lands which became the modern German state of Prussia, known its beauty, industry and military power. However, in the medieval era, Prussia was fragmented and inhabited by numerous barbarian tribes, who fought amongst themselves for control of the land. The borders of the barbarian kingdoms, which were established after the fall of the Roman Empire, changed repeatedly. The region that came to be known as Prussia was roughly divided between the territories of Brandenburg-Prussia, West Prussia and East Prussia. The Brune family emerged in Brandenburg-Prussia, which is essentially the birthplace of modern Germany. By the 19th century, Brandenburg-Prussia had incorporated East Prussia, West Prussia and many other German territories. Moreover, in the late 19th century, it led the German states in the unification of Germany.

Early Origins of the Brune family

The surname Brune was first found in Brandenburg, where the name Brunn was closely identified in early mediaeval times with the feudal society which would become prominent throughout European history. The name would later emerge as a noble family with great influence, having many distinguished branches, and become noted for its involvement in social, economic and political affairs.

Early History of the Brune family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Brune research. Another 59 words (4 lines of text) covering the years 1665 and 1697 are included under the topic Early Brune History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Brune Spelling Variations

One can encounter great variation in the spelling of surnames: in early times, spelling in general, and thus the spelling of names was not yet standardized; and later, spellings would change with branching and movement of families. Variations of the name Brune include Brunn, Bruen, Bruennen, Bruenne, Brunne, Brune, Brunes, Bruene, Bruhn, Bruehn, Bruhnne, Bruehnne, Bruhne, Bruehne, Bronn, Broenn, Bron, Broen, Bronnen, Broennen, Bronne, Broenne, Brone, Broene, Brones, Broenes, Brohn, Broehn, Brohnne, Broehnne, Brohne and many more.

Early Notables of the Brune family (pre 1700)

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United States Brune migration to the United States +

The state of Prussia was a great influence on the shape of modern Germany. After the Second World War, Prussia's land was divided among the Soviet Union, Poland, East Germany and West Germany and the state was abolished. Some Prussians remained in those countries after the war, while many others migrated to North America in search of a new start. Philadelphia was their primary point of entry to the United States, after which many of them moved on to Ohio, Texas, Illinois, California, New York, and Maryland. A large number of Prussians also migrated to Ontario and the prairie provinces as United Empire Loyalists. Analysis of immigration records has shown some of the first Brunes to arrive in North America, and among them were:

Brune Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Rachel Brune, who settled in Virginia in 1663
  • Lewis Brune, who settled in Maryland in 1666
Brune Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • William Henry Brune, who settled in Maryland
  • William Brune, who landed in Mississippi in 1824 [1]
  • James Brune, who arrived in Aranzazu or Copano, Tex in 1829 [1]
  • A M Gert Brune, who arrived in America in 1835 [1]
  • Ferdinand Brune, who arrived in America in 1836 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Brune (post 1700) +

  • Nicole Brune (b. 1981), American painter of fantasy art and pin-up art
  • Frederick William Brune IV (1894-1972), American jurist, Chief Judge of the Supreme Court of Maryland, the Court of Appeals
  • Minnie Tittell Brune (1875-1974), born Minnie Tittle, American-born, Australian stage actress
  • Walter Brune (b. 1926), German architect, urban planner and real estate entrepreneur
  • Guillaume Marie-Anne Brune, French Marshall of the Empire during the French Revolutionary Wars and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815 [2]
  • Elisa Brune (b. 1966), Belgian writer and journalist
  • Gabrielle Brune (1912-2005), British actress
  • William H Brune, Professor of Meteorology and Department Head at Pennsylvania State University
  • Dr. James N Brune, Professor in the department of Geological Sciences, at the Nevada Seismological Laboratory
  • Nick Brune (b. 1952), Canadian educator, historian, and author
  • ... (Another 1 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

USS Arizona
  • Mr. James William Brune, American Radioman Third Class from Missouri, USA working aboard the ship "USS Arizona" when she sunk during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on 7th December 1941, he died in the sinking [3]

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, February 11) Guillaume Brune. Retrieved from
  3. ^ Pearl Harbour: USS Arizona Casualties List Pearl Harbour December 7, 1941. (Retrieved 2018, July 31st). Retrieved from on Facebook
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