Bavaria, one of the oldest and largest of the German states, is the birthplace of the Breckell family. After the 12th century, hereditary surnames were adopted according to fairly general rules. Names derived from occupations were particularly common in this region. Breckell is an occupational surname for master of hunting dogs. Further research showed the name was derived from the German word bracke. The surname Breckell was also a nickname for a person that resembled a hunting dog. Moreover, the surname Breckell is a nickname for a boisterous person, which is derived from the German word braht, which means loud or noise.
Early Origins of the Breckell family
Bavaria, where this distinguished family contributed greatly to the development of an emerging nation.
Early History of the Breckell family
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Early Notables of the Breckell family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Breckell 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 Breckell surname or a spelling variation of the name include: James Bracke who settled in Virginia in 1666; Rudolph Brack, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1733; Anne Brack, age 30; who arrived in New York in 1851 with Jacob, age 9 months.
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