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Bavaria, one of the oldest and largest of the German states, is the birthplace of the Brackman family. After the 12th century, hereditary surnames were adopted according to fairly general rules. Names derived from occupations were particularly common in this region. Brackman is an occupational surname for master of hunting dogs. Further research showed the name was derived from the German word bracke. The surname Brackman was also a nickname for a person that resembled a hunting dog. Moreover, the surname Brackman is a nickname for a boisterous person, which is derived from the German word braht, which means loud or noise.

Brackman Early Origins



The surname Brackman was first found in Bavaria, where this distinguished family contributed greatly to the development of an emerging nation.

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Brackman Spelling Variations


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Brackman 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 Brackman include Brack, Bracke, Brach, Brache, Brak, Brakk, Brakke, Bracken, Brakken, Brachen, Bracker, Brakker, Bracher, Brackner, Brakkner, Brachner, Brackel, Brackell, Brachel, Brachell, Brakkel and many more.

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Brackman Early History


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Brackman Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Brackman research. Another 160 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1637 and 1742 are included under the topic Early Brackman History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Brackman Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Brackman Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Thousands of German settlers came to North America between the mid-17th and mid-20th centuries. The hardships of the long voyage were balanced by the opportunity to escape poverty and religious persecution. The descendents of these settlers still populate the states of Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. Many also live in Ontario and the prairie provinces of Canada. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Brackman or a variant listed above:

Brackman Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Henry Brackman, who arrived in Ohio in 1830 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Heinrich Brackman, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County Pennsylvania in 1876 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Brackman (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Brackman (post 1700)



  • Barbara Brackman (b. 1945), American quilt historian and author, an authority on quilts of the Underground Railroad
  • Arnold Charles Brackman (1923-1983), American journalist and author, known for his work at The Christian Science Monitor and The New York Times
  • Robert Brackman (1898-1980), Ukrainian-born, American artist and teacher who painted portraits of John D. Rockefeller, Jr., Charles Lindbergh, John Foster Dulles, Miirrha Alhambra and others
  • Andrew Warren Brackman (b. 1985), American former Major League Baseball pitcher
  • Jacob Brackman (b. 1943), American journalist, writer, and musical lyricist, known for his work on The King of Marvin Gardens (1972), The Karate Kid, Part II (1986) and Times Square (1980)
  • Yossi Brackman (b. 1975), English-born, rabbi at the University of Chicago
  • Levi Brackman (b. 1978), Judaic scholar, rabbi, teacher, writer, and religious leader

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Other References

  1. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  2. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. Print.
  3. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  4. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
  5. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
  6. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Hopeful Journeys German Immigration, Settlement, and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
  7. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
  8. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
  9. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
  10. Strassburger, Ralph B. German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
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The Brackman Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Brackman 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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