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Where did the German Bracker family come from? What is the German Bracker family crest and coat of arms? When did the Bracker family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Bracker family history?Bavaria, one of the oldest and largest of the German states, is the birthplace of the Bracker family. After the 12th century, hereditary surnames were adopted according to fairly general rules. Names derived from occupations were particularly common in this region. Bracker is an occupational surname for master of hunting dogs. Further research showed the name was derived from the German word bracke. The surname Bracker was also a nickname for a person that resembled a hunting dog. Moreover, the surname Bracker is a nickname for a boisterous person, which is derived from the German word braht, which means loud or noise.
One can encounter great variation in the spelling of surnames: in early times, spelling in general, and thus the spelling of names was not yet standardized; and later, spellings would change with branching and movement of families. Variations of the name Bracker include Brack, Bracke, Brach, Brache, Brak, Brakk, Brakke, Bracken, Brakken, Brachen, Bracker, Brakker, Bracher, Brackner, Brakkner, Brachner, Brackel, Brackell, Brachel, Brachell, Brakkel and many more.
First found in Bavaria, where this distinguished family contributed greatly to the development of an emerging nation.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bracker research. Another 160 words(11 lines of text) covering the years 1637 and 1742 are included under the topic Early Bracker History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Bracker Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
European migration to North America began in the mid-17th century and continued unabated until the mid-20th. Many Bavarians made the long trip to escape poverty or persecution based on their religious beliefs. The chance for tenant farmers to own their own land was also a major drawing card. They settled all across the United States in Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. Many came to Canada also, settling in Ontario and the prairie provinces. Analysis of immigration records has shown some of the first Brackers to arrive in North America, and among them were:
Bracker Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
The Bracker Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bracker Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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