The name Brauche 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. Brauche 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 Brauche family acquired a prestigious reputation for its contribution to the development of the region of Bavaria.
Early Origins of the Brauche family
The surname Brauche 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 Brauche family
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Brauche Spelling Variations
Many cultural groups lived in the German states in medieval times. Each had its own dialect and traditions, and unique variations of popular names. Low German, which is similar to contemporary Dutch, was spoken in Westphalia
. German names are characterized by additions such as regional suffixes and phrases that tell something about the origin or background of its original bearer. Further contributing to the variation in German names was the fact that there were no spelling rules in medieval times: scribes recorded names according to their sound. The recorded spelling variations
of Brauche include Brauch, Brauche, Brauck, Braucke, Braukk, Braukke and others.
Early Notables of the Brauche family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Brauche family to the New World and Oceana
European migration to North America began in the mid-17th century and continued unabated until the mid-20th. Many Bavarians made the long trip to escape poverty or persecution based on their religious beliefs. The chance for tenant
farmers to own their own land was also a major drawing card. They settled all across the United States in Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. Many came to Canada also, settling in Ontario and the prairie provinces. Analysis of immigration records has shown some of the first Brauches to arrive in North America, and among them were: Hans Michael Brauch, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1738; Hans Jacob Brauch landed in Philadelphia in 1743; Johan Georg Brauch who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1803.