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Updated June 9, 2019

Family name origins & meanings

  • English : from Old French brunel, a diminutive of brun ‘brown’ (see Brun).
  • Swedish : ornamental name from brun ‘brown’ + the suffix -ell, taken from the Latin adjectival ending -elius.
  • German (also Brünell) : nickname meaning ‘brown’ (see Brun).
  • Catalan : from brunell, a diminutive of bru ‘brown’.

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