"Brunner," "Bruner," and "DeBrunner" are all common names from Germany, Switzerland, and Austria. From there, the name has spread all around the world, and is very common in North America.
I would like to try to track where each branch of Brunners came from. If you're a Brunner, or if you're related to one, please join in.
- William Otto Brunner, Swiss astronomer and eponym of the Brunner moon crater.
- Johann Conrad Brunner, Swiss anatomist and eponym of Brunner's glands in human anatomy.
- Thomas Brunner, British surveyor and eponym of Brunner Mine; Brunner Lake; and Brunner, New Zealand
- Alois Brunner, highest ranking Nazi official to evade capture.
- Mary Brunner, first member of the Manson family, and mother of Charles Manson's first child.