A variety of prominent surnames, such as the name Brauchitsche, were formed in the lands which became the modern German state of Prussia
, known its beauty, industry and military power. However, in the medieval era, Prussia
was fragmented and inhabited by numerous barbarian tribes, who fought amongst themselves for control of the land. The borders of the barbarian kingdoms, which were established after the fall of the Roman Empire
, changed repeatedly. The region that came to be known as Prussia
was roughly divided between the territories of Brandenburg-Prussia
, West Prussia
and East Prussia
. The Brauchitsche family emerged 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.
Early Origins of the Brauchitsche family
The surname Brauchitsche was first found in Prussia
, where the name Brauchitsch was closely identified in early mediaeval times with the feudal
society which would become prominent throughout European history. The name would later emerge as a noble family with great influence, having many distinguished branches, and become noted for its involvement in social, economic and political affairs.
Early History of the Brauchitsche family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Brauchitsche research.Another 139 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 181 and 1812 are included under the topic Early Brauchitsche History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Brauchitsche 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 Brauchitsche include Brauchitsch, Brauchitsche, Braukitsch, Brauckitsch, Braucitsche, Braukkitsche, Browchitsche, Browkitsch, Browckitsch, Browcitsche, Browkkitsche, Brawchitsche, Brawkitsch, Brawkitsch, Brawkitsche and many more.
Early Notables of the Brauchitsche family (pre 1700)
More information is included under the topic Early Brauchitsche Notables in all our PDF Extended History products
and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Brauchitsche family to the New World and Oceana
Much of German history has been shaped by the state of Prussia
. It was an enduring military power until after the Second World War. At that time, the state was abolished altogether and its land divided between the Soviet Union
, Poland, East Germany
and West Germany
. While some Prussians were content to remain in those countries, others moved away, many of them migrating to North America. They entered the United States mostly through Philadelphia, moving on to Ohio, Texas, Illinois, California, New York, and Maryland. Others went to Canada, settling on the prairies and in the province of Ontario. Among those of this surname listed in various historical records were: settlers who traveled to the New World and established themselves along the eastern seaboard of the United States in the 18th and 19th centuries.