The name Brauch comes from the ancient German state of Bavaria
. It is a nickname
surname. German nicknames came from eke-names, or added names, that described characteristics of the people who originally carried them. Brauch is a name for a person who enjoys life or one who is accustomed to pleasure having derived from the German word brauch, which is derived from the German word bruchen, which means to enjoy. The nickname was originally found in Bavaria
, where the name branched into many houses, which each played a significant role in local
social and political affairs. Moreover, the Brauch family acquired a prestigious reputation for its contribution to the development of the region of Bavaria.
Early Origins of the Brauch family
The surname Brauch was first found in Bavaria
, where this family name was an important contributor to the development of the district from ancient times. Always prominent in social affairs, the name Brauch became an integral part of that turbulent region as it forged alliances with other influential families within the region and the nation.
Early History of the Brauch family
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Brauch Spelling Variations
One can encounter great variation in the spelling of surnames: in early times, spelling in general, and thus the spelling of names was not yet standardized; and later, spellings would change with branching and movement of families. Variations of the name Brauch include Brauch, Brauche, Brauck, Braucke, Braukk, Braukke and others.
Early Notables of the Brauch family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Brauch family to the New World and Oceana
German settlers were among the most common to come to North America between the mid-17th and mid-20th centuries. Poverty and religious persecution drove many Bavarians to make this long trek. tenant
farmers were also enticed by the prospect of owning land. From east to west, these German immigrants populated the United States, settling in Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. Ontario and the prairie provinces of Canada also provided homes to many. Early settlers bearing the Brauch surname or a spelling variation of the name include:
Brauch Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Hans Michael Brauch, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1738
- Hans Jacob Brauch, who landed in Philadelphia in 1743
Brauch Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Johan Georg Brauch who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1803
- William Brauch, who arrived in St Clair County, Illinois in 1859 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)
- Franz Brauch who was recorded in St. Clair County, Illinois in 1872
- Franz J. Brauch who arrived in St Clair County, Illinois, in 1872
- Henry Brauch who settled in Minnesota in 1886
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Contemporary Notables of the name Brauch (post 1700)
- Hiltrud Beatrix Brauch, German medical researcher in the field of molecular oncology, who has worked at the Technical University Munich, and the University of Hamburg, where she established herself as an independent scientist
- Kevin Brauch (b. 1969), Canadian actor, television producer