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Bronte Name Meaning

Altered form of Irish Prunty. The change in spelling was probably an early 19th-century development, due to romantic admiration for the English admiral Lord Nelson, on whom the title Duke of Bronte was conferred in 1799 by Ferdinand, King of the Two Sicilies. Bronte is the name of a place in Sicily, literally meaning ‘thunder’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Krone, Brouse, Bolte, Conte, Route, Broe, Brunke, Bryne, Ronne, Boone

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Bronte Family Origin

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Bronte Family Occupations

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  • Gardener

    50%
  • Prof Of Music

    50%

In 1881, Gardener and Prof Of Music were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Bronte. The most common Bronte occupation in the UK was Gardener. 50% of Bronte's were Gardeners.

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Bronte Life Expectancy

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