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Those lands along the southeast coast of the Baltic sea were the birthplace of the great Prussian name Brabender. A single name was, at one time, all that people needed. However, increasing ease of travel and the burgeoning populations forced people to adopt a hereditary surname to set themselves apart from others. A common form of surname found in Prussia was the local name, a name taken on from an existing place-name. The surname Brabender was first used by someone who lived in Brandenburg-Prussia, which is essentially the birthplace of modern Germany. By the 19th century, Brandenburg-Prussia had incorporated East Prussia, West Prussia and many other German territories. Moreover, in the late 19th century, it led the German states in the unification of Germany.

Brabender Early Origins



The surname Brabender was first found in Prussia, where the name Brabender came from humble beginnings but gained a significant reputation for its contribution to the emerging mediaeval society. It later became more prominent as many branches of the same house acquired distant estates and branches, some in foreign countries, always elevating their social status by their great contributions to society.

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Brabender Spelling Variations


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Brabender 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 Brabender include Brabender, Brabbender, Brabendder, Brabennder, Brabinder, Brabindder and many more.

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Brabender Early History


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Brabender Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Brabender research. Another 103 words (7 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Brabender History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Brabender Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Brabender Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Brabender Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Prussia played an extremely influential role in shaping modern German history. It remained a part of Germany until after the Second World War. Prussia was divided among the Soviet Union, Poland, East Germany and West Germany. Many Prussians became residents of these new countries after the War, and many migrated to other parts of Germany or Europe, as well as to North Ameri ca. In the United States, the majority of settlers landed in Philadelphia, and moved on to Ohio, Texas, Illinois, California, New York, and Maryland. Many German settlers also migrated to Canada, particularly to Ontario and the Prairies. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Brabender were

Brabender Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Andrew Brabender, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1807
  • Andrew Brabender, aged 20, landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1807

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Contemporary Notables of the name Brabender (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Brabender (post 1700)



  • John Brabender, American Republican political consultant
  • Wayne Donald Brabender Cole (1945-1991), retired American-Spanish basketball player, anmed one of FIBA's 50 Greatest Players in 1991
  • Eugene Mathew "Gene" Brabender (1941-1996), American Major League Baseball player
  • Carl Wilhelm Brabender, German inventor of the Brabender plastograph, founder of Brabender Industries in 1923

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
    2. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    3. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    4. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
    5. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    6. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    7. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    8. Neubecker, Ottfried. Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands, Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
    9. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    10. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
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    The Brabender Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Brabender 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.

    This page was last modified on 28 October 2014 at 23:54.

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