During that dark period of history known as the Middle Ages, the name of Brausch was first used in Austria
. While the patronymic
and metronymic surnames, which are derived from the name of the father and mother respectively, are the most common form of a hereditary surname in Germany
surnames also emerged during the late Middle Ages. Many people, such as the Brausch family, adopted the name of their occupation
as their surname. However, an occupational name did not become a hereditary surname until the office or type of employment became hereditary. The surname Brausch was an occupational name for a worker at a brewery.
Early Origins of the Brausch family
The surname Brausch was first found in Austria
, where the name Braus came from humble beginnings but gained a significant reputation for its contribution to the emerging mediaeval society. It later became more prominent as many branches of the same house acquired estates in new areas which, combined with their great contributions to society, succeeded in elevating their social status.
Early History of the Brausch family
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Brausch 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 Brausch include Braus, Brause, Brauss, Brausse, Brausser, Browse, Browsse, Brausch, Brauch, Brauchs and many more.
Early Notables of the Brausch family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Brausch family to the New World and Oceana
After the First World War, Austria
became a republic. The Treaty of Versailles broke up the empire in 1919 and many of the Sudeten Germans were incorporated into the new nation of Czechoslovakia. In the 20th century, many Austrians migrated to other parts of Germany
or Europe, as well as to North America. In the United States, the majority of settlers landed in Philadelphia, and moved on to Ohio, Texas, Illinois, California, New York, and Maryland. Many German settlers also migrated to Canada, particularly Ontario and the Prairies. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Brausch were Hans Jacob Brauss, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1738; Peter Brauchs who was recorded in Pennsylvania in 1749; Andreas Brauss landed there in 1752; Michael Braucher who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1765.