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Where did the German Brohl family come from? What is the German Brohl family crest and coat of arms? When did the Brohl family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Brohl family history?The historic German region of Prussia was the original home of the name Brohl. Brohl was a local name, a type of hereditary surname that identified people by the places where they lived. Landowners were the first to use local names, which often used the prefix "von," meaning "of" or "from," in some cases a mark of aristocratic birth. Local names are by far the most common type of German hereditary surname. Brohl was a name for someone who lived near "swampy lowlands," having derived from the Middle High German word brühl. It may have been a topographic name for someone who lived near such a place, or the surname may have come from one of the place names such as Brühl near Cologne, or Brüel in Mecklenberg.
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 Brohl include Bruhl, Bruhll, Bruhle, Bruhlle, Breul, Breuhl, Breuhll, Breuhle, Breuhlle, Brull, Bruell, Breuel, Brule, Bruls, Brohl, Broehl, Brohll, Broehll, Brohle, Broehle, Brohlle and many more.
First found in Prussia, where the name Bruhl emerged in mediaeval 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 Brohl research. Another 199 words(14 lines of text) covering the years 1700, 1737, and 1763 are included under the topic Early Brohl History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 35 words(2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Brohl Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Much of German history has been shaped by the state of Prussia. It was an enduring military power until after the Second World War. At that time, the state was abolished altogether and its land divided between the Soviet Union, Poland, East Germany and West Germany. While some Prussians were content to remain in those countries, others moved away, many of them migrating to North America. They entered the United States mostly through Philadelphia, moving on to Ohio, Texas, Illinois, California, New York, and Maryland. Others went to Canada, settling on the prairies and in the province of Ontario. Among those of this surname listed in various historical records were:
Brohl Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
The Brohl Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Brohl 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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