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  • Anzoletta Bruno (1725 - d.)
  • Eleonor Bruno (1913 - 2004)
    Atriz e cantora lírica, mãe da atriz Nicette Bruno, ela começou sua carreira cantando em espetáculos amadores beneficentes e chegou a cantar árias de "La Bohème" no Cassino do Copacabana Palace. No c...
  • Fernando de la Rúa Bruno, Presidente de Argentina
    Fernando de la Rúa (Córdoba, 15 de septiembre de 1937) es un abogado y político argentino de la Unión Cívica Radical. Asumió como presidente de Argentina por la Alianza el 10 de diciembre de 1999, suce...
  • Filippo Giordano Bruno (1548 - 1600)
    Giordano Bruno - referred to as the Forgotten Philosopher. At age of thirteen years old he went to the School at the Monastery of Saint Domenico. It was a famous place. Thomas Aquinas, himself a Domi...
  • Michael Peter Bruno (1932 - 1996)
    ____________________________________________________ Michael Peter Bruno (Hebrew: מיכאל ברונו) (born 30 July 1932; died 25 December 1996) was an Israeli economist. He was a governor of Israel's central...

About the Bruno surname

Bruno male proper name, from O.H.G., lit. "brown."

Carthusian late 14c., from L. Cartusianus, in reference to an austere order of monks founded 1086 by St. Bruno at Chartreux, village in Dauphiné, France.

brown O.E. brun "dark, dusky," only developing a definite color sense 13c., from P.Gmc. *brunaz (cf. O.N. brunn, Dan. brun, O.Fris., O.H.G. brun, Du. bruin, Ger. braun), from PIE *bher- (3) "shining, brown" (cf. Lith. beras "brown"), related to *bheros "dark animal" (cf. beaver, bear (n.), and Gk. phrynos "toad," lit. "the brown animal"). The O.E. word also had a sense of "brightness, shining," now preserved only in burnish. The Gmc. word was adopted into Romanic (cf. M.L. brunus, It., Sp. bruno, Fr. brun). Brown-bag (v.) "to bring lunch or liquor in a brown paper bag" is from 1960s. Brown Bess, slang name for old British Army flintlock musket, first recorded 1785.

Bruno: Brown is one of the more common surnames - it is the most common of the surnames derived from nicknames. Bruno is the form the name takes in Italy and occasionally in Germany.