- My surname has been spelled as "Brna" as far back as I can find. I
have traced my father's family back to December, 1728 to the oldest
son of parents named Rosa and Ondre Brna. I know nothing further
about them, just their names. The name itself is found in the Urbar
(1600, from Cernova), but I have been unable to trace a connection .
The only variation that I have found is "Berna", which is the way that
one of my uncles spelled it because a teacher told my cousin that one
could not have three consonants in a row in English.
William F. Brna