Bruton Family History
Bruton Name Meaning
English: habitational name from Bruton in Somerset or Bruton in Whitchurch Warwickshire. The Somerset example is named as ‘settlement (Old English tūn) on the Brue river’. The river name is derived from a British element cognate with Welsh bryw ‘brisk vigorous’. Bruton in Warwickshire is from Old English brōc ‘brook’ + tūn ‘settlement’. This surname is also common in Ireland where it may be a variant of Brunton . Compare Brewton .
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022