Recorded in many spellings from Brown, Broune, and De Bruyn, to Brauner, Bruni and Brunet, this ancient and prolific surname derives, from a pre 7th century Germanic and Anglo-Saxon word "brun" or the Olde Norse personal name "Bruni". Originally this name would probably have been a nationlistic or tribal nickname for a person with a brown complexion or hair, although it may also have referred to someone who habitually wore brown clothing, such as a monk or cleric. The baptismal name as Brun or the latinized Brunus, was a popular name in the period upto the introduction of surnames in the 12th century, see below. Irish name holders derive from 12th century Norman sources. In the west the Browne's are the descendants of a knight called " Hugo le Brun", amd form one of the ancient "Tribes of Galway", as recorded in the "Annals of the nine kings". The Browne's of Killarney form a separate branch and are descended from a later Elizabethan settler. Amongst the early surname recordings are those of Hugh Bron of Stafford, England, in the year 1274, and Hugo Brun of Erfurt, Germany, in 1407. Christopher Browne is recorded as being one of the very first settlers in the new American colonies. In the very first listing of the colonists of New England he is shown to be "living in Virginea, on February 16th 1623".The first recorded spelling of the family name anywhere in the world is probably that of William le Brun, which was dated 1169, in the Pipe Rolls of the county of Northumberland, England. This was during the reign of King Henry 11, known as "The church builder", 1154 - 1189.

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  • brun — brun …   Dictionnaire des rimes

  • brun — brun, brune [ brœ̃, bryn ] adj. et n. • 1080 aussi « brillant »; bas lat. brunus, du germ. brun;cf. all. braun 1 ♦ De couleur sombre, entre le roux et le noir. ⇒ bistre, brunâtre, châtain, chocolat, 2. kaki, 1. marron, mordoré, puce, sépia, 1.… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Brun — (homonymie) Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Brun — ist ursprünglich ein althochdeutscher Name. In dieser Form trifft man ihn heutzutage nur noch als Nachnamen an, als Vorname wurde er von der latinisierten Form Bruno verdrängt. Inhaltsverzeichnis 1 Namensträger 1.1 (Vor)name 1.2 Nachname …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • brun — brun, brune (brun, bru n ; l n ne se lie pas : brun ou blond, dites : brun ou blond ; si brun se trouvait devant son substantif, ce qui n arrive presque jamais, l n se lierait : un brun n Allemand, brun ayant le son du nom de nombre un ; au plur …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • Brun — may refer to the following:* the French word derived from the Germanic word for brown (paronym with brin). If applied to hair, see brunette * Brun, Duke of Saxony, died 880Place name*Brun, Armenia, (now Akner) also Romanized as Brrun urname* Ane… …   Wikipedia

  • Brun — Très répandu en France, le nom est surtout porté en Provence et dans la région Rhône Alpes. Il peut désigner celui qui a les cheveux bruns, mais c est aussi un nom de personne d origine germanique, Bruno (racine brun = brillant). On le retrouve… …   Noms de famille

  • brun — BRUN, UNE. adj. De couleur tirant sur le noir. Teint brun. Cheveux bruns. Habit brun. Drap brun. Gris brun, vert brun. Beauté brune. Elle est brune, brune claire.Brun. s. mas. Couleur brune. Cette étoffe tire sur le brun, elle est d un beau brun …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • brun — BRUN, Ă, bruni, e, adj. 1. Cafeniu închis. ♦ (Substantivat, n.) Culoare cafeniu închis. 2. (Despre oameni) Care are pielea negricioasă şi părul negru; brunet, oacheş. – Din fr. brun. Trimis de valeriu, 21.03.2003. Sursa: DEX 98  Brun ≠ blond… …   Dicționar Român

  • brun — brun; brun·fel·sia; brun·ne·ous; brun·ner s; brun·nich·ia; brun·nes·cent; gom·brun; …   English syllables

  • Brün — ist der Name von: Herbert Brün (1918–2000), deutscher Musiktheoretiker und Komponist Theodor Brün (1885–1981), deutscher Maler Brün ist zudem der Name eines Weilers der Bündner Gemeinde Valendas. Siehe auch: Bairbre de Brún (* 1954), nordirische… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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