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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
  • Heinrich Brackman, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County Pennsylvania in 1876

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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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    Other References

    1. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2000. Print. (ISBN 978-0806303024).
    2. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    3. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    4. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    5. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    6. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    7. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    8. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
    9. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
    10. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
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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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