When Lawrence Melton Brunson was born on 1 February 1796, in Sumter, South Carolina, United States, his father, Peter Edgar Brunson, was 41 and his mother, Winnifred Helena Nettles, was 22. He married Kiziah Rainer about 1828. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Sumter, Sumter, Alabama, United States in 1850. He died on 11 September 1854, in Rosser, Sumter, Alabama, United States, at the age of 58, and was buried in Rosser, Sumter, Alabama, United States.
English: usually from the Middle English personal name Brun (Old English Brūna or Old Norse Brúni) + -son ‘Brown's son’. See Brown . There may also be occasional survivals of an Old English compound personal name Brūnsunu ‘brown son’, attested in the Domesday Book, and presumably given to a child with brown hair or complexion. Whether it was also used as an adult nickname is uncertain. This form of the surname is most common in Norfolk.