Surnames Bruno, Brunatti, Bruni, Brunetti and more
The surname Bruno would derive from the widespread common Germanic name “brun – bruno” which means ‘brown, shiny’ (in German “braun”, in English “brown”) and would indicate the color of the hair, beard or skin. It is a fact that surnames derived from colors are widely spread on a national scale (just think of Rossi, considered the surname of the typical Italian).
For other researchers, the surname Bruno refers to the color of clothing or emblems. The name ‘bruno‘ was adopted by the local toponymy, where we find place names such as Piebruno di Monterosso Grana, Roccabruna, alluding to the color of the rocks. Some family crests whose surname was Bruno bear representations of this color on the weapon and the chrome-colored crest that features the “dark brown” theme.
For some researchers, the reasons for this proliferation are not always obvious: if Rossi justifies herself as an allusion to hair color, this could not be for Bruno (otherwise 70% of the Italian population should have the same color). same last name…)
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