Hi! I was born in Key West, FL. I've traced the line of Brutons I am descended from back to the mid 1770s in Charleston, SC. There are 4 or 5 different Brutons that came to America that every Bruton in America can individually trace back to. ancestry.com has been helpful. obviously, we don't have a common surname, so i could not help but ask! thanks for writing back...and welcome to the whole Steampunk thing.