The German state of Bavaria
is the ancestral home of the Breutsher family. Breutsher is a local
name, first used as a surname for someone who lived near the ford of a river. The name Breutsher is derived from the Lower German word brôk,
which means water meadow
and refers to a person who lived by or near a watery or marshy land. The name Breutsher is also associated with the region known as Brutsche, which is situated near the town of Marienwerder in the northeastern German province of Prussia
and many of those who are named Breutsher were born in this region. The name Breutsher can also be of nickname
origin, derived from the German word bruoch
which means short pants.
Early Origins of the Breutsher family
The surname Breutsher was first found in Bavaria
, where the name Brutscher 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.
Early History of the Breutsher family
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Breutsher Spelling Variations
In the medieval era, many different cultural groups lived in the German states. There are thus many regional variations of German surnames from that era. Westphalians
spoke Low German, which is similar to modern Dutch. Many German names carry suffixes that identify where they came from. Others have phrases attached that identify something about the original bearer. Other variations in German names resulted from the fact that medieval scribes worked without the aid of any spelling rules. The spelling variations
of the name Breutsher include Brutscher, Brutsher, Breutscher, Breutsher, Brutescher, Brutesher, Bruttscher, Bruttsher, Brutsch, Brutsche, Brueschke and many more.
Early Notables of the Breutsher family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Breutsher family to the New World and Oceana
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 Breutshers to arrive in North America, and among them were: Joseph Breusch, his wife Anna Barbara Kurz and their six children, all of whom arrived in Pennsylvania in 1764; A. Brutsche who was recorded as having arrived in Iowa in 1856.