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Where did the German Bratz family come from? What is the German Bratz family crest and coat of arms? When did the Bratz family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Bratz family history?


Spelling variations of this family name include: Braatz, Braats, Brats, Bratz, Bratsche, Bratt and many more.

First found in Prussia, where the name emerged in medieval times as one of the notable families of the region. From the 13th century the surname was identified with the great social and economic evolution which made this territory a landmark contributor to the development of the nation.


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bratz research. Another 233 words(17 lines of text) covering the year 1798 is included under the topic Early Bratz History in all our PDF Extended History products.


More information is included under the topic Early Bratz Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Bratz Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century

  • Georg Bratz, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1746
  • Georg Bratz, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1746
  • Jerg Bratz, who came to America in 1748

Bratz Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century

  • Johan Bratz, aged 21, arrived in New York, NY in 1848
  • Gottl Bratz, who arrived in New York, NY in 1850


  • Richard D Bratz, Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


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  11. ...

The Bratz Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bratz 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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