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Origin and popularity of the name BRUN


Brun : 1: French Catalan and Scandinavian; North German (also Brün): nickname from French and Catalan brun Middle Low German brūn ‘brown’ referring to the color of the hair complexion or clothing. As a surname of French origin it is also found in Haiti. Compare French Lebrun and German Bruen.2: North German Scandinavian and Dutch: from the ancient Germanic personal name Brun(o) from brūna ‘brown’. See also Braun.3: English and Scottish: variant of Brown.4: Slovenian: nickname from dialect brun ‘brown’ a word of Middle High German or Italian origin.


Source : DAFN2 : Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, ©2022 by Patrick Hanks and Oxford University Press
FANBI : The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain, ©2021, University of the West of England
FANBI : The Oxford Dictionary if Family Names in Britain and Ireland, ©2016, University of the West of England

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