Abraute History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Bavaria, Germany is the ancestral home of the ancestors of the Abraute family name. The Abraute 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 Abraute family
The surname Abraute was first found in Bavaria, where this family name was associated with significant developments in the district from ancient times.
Early History of the Abraute family
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Abraute 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 Abraute include Brot, Brote, Brott, Brotte, Braut, Braute, Brautt, Brautte, Brotts, Brotz, Brots, Brodt, Brot, von Brodt and many more.
Early Notables of the Abraute family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Abraute family
Between the mid-17th and mid-20th centuries, German settlers arrived in North America by the thousands. Persecution based on religion and poverty were great motivators in this large-scale migration. So too was the opportunity for tenant farmers to own their own land. Ample land and opportunity awaited the settlers who went to such states as Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California, as well as Ontario and the prairie provinces of Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Abraute or a variant listed above: William Brotts who arrived in Virginia in 1665; J. Brott who settled in San Francisco in 1850; Peter Brotz who arrived in America with his family in 1852.
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