The name Braukk 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. Braukk 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 Braukk family acquired a prestigious reputation for its contribution to the development of the region of Bavaria.
Early Origins of the Braukk family
The surname Braukk 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 Braukk family
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Braukk 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 Braukk include Brauch, Brauche, Brauck, Braucke, Braukk, Braukke and others.
Early Notables of the Braukk family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Braukk family to the New World and Oceana
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 Braukk or a variant listed above: 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.