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Updated June 9, 2019

Family name origins & meanings

  • German : from a Germanic personal name, a compound of Brun(o) + her ‘army’.
  • German : from a term denoting a follower of the Brunones, a dynasty of medieval (Lower) Saxony.
  • German : habitational name for someone from Brauna near Kamenz, Saxony, or from Braunau in Austria.
  • Jewish (Ashkenazic) : from German Brauner ‘the brown one’.
  • Swedish and Danish : of German origin.

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