Last name: Bruton
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David Heath Bruton
My grandmother was Cathy Bruton. Her grandparents were wealthy. Robert Bruton snr arrived in Australia mid 1800's from London arriving at Gosford NSW. They had owned a lot of property in Bruton Street close to Buckingham Palace so were quite financial, using some of that wealth to purchase a big wheat farm near Molong NSW. As the family enlarged the inheritance became less to each generation. (I got none) My grandmother's father was Robert Bruton jnr & married his first cousin who was an Irish Catholic before buying a sizable dairy farm at Comboyne near Taree NSW. (Which is still in the Bruton family) They had 4 boys & 2 girls (Incl my grandmother) The eldest two boys Clement & John (Jack) enlisted in WW1 where Clem was killed on 30/3/18 near Villiers Bretonneau. Jack returned to Australia with his lungs damaged from mustard gas. Most of the family, including those with the Bruton surname are now scattered up and down the NSW north coast & southern Queensland. Hope this helps
i'm a bruton living in oxfordshire, has anyone got anymore info on the 'bruton' name?
I am trying to trace my last name Bruton. I am wanting to know the whole history of my name and where my family comes from. I have been told that we have Irish and Scottish blood in us as well as English. Can anyone help me in my research? Thank you, Jaime Lynn Bruton
Hello, I am a Bruton living in Ireland, just wondering if you have followed up in your research of the Bruton name?
Debbi - the town of Bruton was named for the river Brue; I've spent some time there and did extensive research on the church books, there were no Brutons in the area. There are a number of Brutons in Gloucestershire, north of Somerset, in the 16th and 17th centuries; but they were likely folks who were "from Bruton" so eventually had the name Bruton. Hope this helps!