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  • William Otto Brunner (1878 - 1958)
    William Otto Brunner (July 7, 1878 – December 1, 1958) was a Swiss astronomer. From 1926 until 1945 he was the director of the Swiss Federal Observatory. He continued the series of Zurich sunspot obs...
  • Johann Conrad Brunner (1653 - 1727)
    Johann Conrad Brunner (January 16, 1653 – October 2, 1727) was a Swiss anatomist from Diessenhofen. He studied medicine in Schaffhausen, Strasbourg and Paris. At Schaffhausen he studied under Johann Ja...
  • Thomas Brunner (1821 - 1874)
    Thomas Brunner (baptised 22 August 1821, in Oxford, England; died 22 April 1874 in Nelson, New Zealand) was an English-born surveyor and explorer remembered for his exploration of the western coastal a...
  • Charles Brunner Schick (1851 - 1923)
  • Felix (Philip) Brunner (1739 - 1818)

"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.

Notable Brunners

Infamous Brunners

  • 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.

Grant Brünner's Lineage

  1. Christian J Brunner.
  2. Ernest H Brunner.
  3. Charles R Brunner.
  4. Michael R Brunner.
  5. R Grant Brunner.