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Brun is widespread in the north of Italy, in the Triveneto in particular, Bruna is widespread in Piedmont and in the province of Ragusa, Brunacci is widespread in the Forlì, Rimini, Florence, Arezzo, Perugia, Ancona and Macerata areas, with a stock in the Roman and one in the Alto Cosentino, Brunato is undoubtedly Venetian, of Trevisano in particular, with a lineage also in the Udine area, both Brunatti and Brunatto are very rare and specific to Turin, very present throughout the nation Brunetti, Bruni and Bruno, Brunini has a line between Milan and Varese, one in Lucca and one in Bologna, Brunino, absolutely rare, is from Padua, Brunitto, very rare, typical of the Caserta area, of Lusciano and Aversa, with a stock also in Giugliano in Campania, Brunone. Rather rare, it is widespread with patches of leopard in the south, Brunoni, which is also very rare, has a Lombard and a Tuscan stock, Brunotti, specific to central Italy, Terni, Viterbo and Rome, is particularly present in Terni and Narni in Terni and Rome, Brunozzi, also in the central area, has a stock in Assisi in Perugia and one in Rome, Brunu, extremely rare, is Sardinian, all these surnames derive, directly or through hypocorisms, from the name Bruno. additions provided by Stefano Ferrazzi The origin of these surnames is to be found in the medieval name Bruno, which, in the descriptive onomastics, alludes either to the color of the hair or to the dark complexion (see Fusca). In some cases, however, a connection with toponymy cannot be excluded, considering that in Italy there are several toponyms containing the root brun- (especially in the north). In conclusion, therefore, we are dealing with the surnames of personal names of the founders, even if in some cases a derivation from a nickname (sometimes connected with the national toponymy) is not excluded.