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Type Surname (from nickname)
Usage French
Pronounced Pron. BRUNZ
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Other Forms FormsLebrun, Le Brun, Les Bruns, Brun, Brunne, Des Bruns, De brun, De Brun, Debrun, Des brun, Le Brune

Meaning & History

Bruns was first found in Poitou where this noble family held a family seat since ancient times. The Bruns surname derives from the French word "brun," meaning "brown"; possibly a nickname for someone who habitually dressed in the color brown.
Added 10/17/2020 by amanh