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Brott Surname History



Bavaria, Germany is the ancestral home of the ancestors of the Brott family name. The Brott surname is derived from the German word "brot," which means "bread," and was originally an occupational name for a person who baked or sold bread. As a surname it was often combined with suffixes such as "mann." Brotbacher means a baker of bread.


Early Origins of the Brott family


The surname Brott was first found in Bavaria, where this family name was associated with significant developments in the district from ancient times.

Early History of the Brott family


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Brott Spelling Variations


Many cultural groups lived in the German states in medieval times. Each had its own dialect and traditions, and unique variations of popular names. Low German, which is similar to contemporary Dutch, was spoken in Westphalia. German names are characterized by additions such as regional suffixes and phrases that tell something about the origin or background of its original bearer. Further contributing to the variation in German names was the fact that there were no spelling rules in medieval times: scribes recorded names according to their sound. The recorded spelling variations of Brott include Brot, Brote, Brott, Brotte, Braut, Braute, Brautt, Brautte, Brotts, Brotz, Brots, Brodt, Brot, von Brodt and many more.

Early Notables of the Brott family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Brott family to the New World and Oceana


The great European flow of migration to North America, which began in the middle of the 17th century and continued into the 20th century, was particularly attractive to those from Bavaria who wished to escape either poverty or religious persecution. For many Bavarian tenant farmers, the chance to own their own land was a major incentive. So the widespread colonization of the United States began in 1650, when many immigrants from Germany settled in pockets in Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. In Canada, German settlement centered in Ontario and the prairie provinces. Among those of this surname listed in various historical records were:

Brott Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • J. Brott who settled in San Francisco in 1850

Contemporary Notables of the name Brott (post 1700)


  • Lewis Brott, American politician, Member of Nebraska State House of Representatives, 1913 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 13) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Charles A. Brott (b. 1858), American Republican politician, Merchant; Member of Michigan State House of Representatives from Missaukee District, 1907-08. Dutch and English ancestry [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 13) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • C. Otis Brott, American politician, Prohibition Candidate for Michigan State House of Representatives from Hillsdale District, 1956; Prohibition Candidate for Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1960 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 13) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Denis Brott (b. 1950), Canadian cellist, music teacher
  • Boris Brott (b. 1944), Canadian conductor
  • Alexander Brott CM, CQ (1915-2005), born Joël Brod, Canadian violinist and composer

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Citations


  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 13) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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