Brehm History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Brehm family

The surname Brehm was first found in Saxony, where the name 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 Brehm family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Brehm research. Another 79 words (6 lines of text) covering the year 1804 is included under the topic Early Brehm History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Brehm Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Brenn, Bren, Brene, Brenne, Brehn, Brehnn and many more.

Early Notables of the Brehm family (pre 1700)

Another 33 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Brehm Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Brehm migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Brehm Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Georg Christophel Brehm, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1751 [1]
Brehm Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Heinr Brehm, who landed in North America in 1832-1849 [1]
  • Johann Peter Brehm, who landed in Ohio in 1837 [1]
  • Johann VonDer Brehm, who arrived in Texas in 1846 [1]
  • Johann Brehm, aged 49, who arrived in Baltimore, Maryland in 1848 [1]
  • Sigm Brehm, who landed in New York, NY in 1850 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Brehm (post 1700) +

  • William K. Brehm (b. 1929), American businessman and politician, Assistant Secretary of the Army (1968-1970)
  • Walter Ellsworth Brehm (1892-1971), American politician, U.S. Representative from Ohio (1943-1953)
  • Marie C Brehm (d. 1926), American Suffragette, who ran for Vice President of the United States in 1924
  • Marshall A. Brehm, American Republican politician, Candidate in primary for Michigan State Senate 36th District, 1970 [2]
  • Marie Caroline Brehm (1859-1926), American politician, Prohibition Candidate for University of Illinois trustee, 1902, 1904, 1908; Prohibition Candidate for Vice President of the United States, 1924 [2]
  • Ken Brehm, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Colorado, 2012 [2]
  • Keith Brehm, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Colorado, 2008 [2]
  • John W. Brehm, American Democratic Party politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 21st District, 1946 [2]
  • Evelyn Brehm, American Democratic Party politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1964 [2]
  • Emil F. Brehm, American Democratic Party politician, Candidate for Michigan State House of Representatives from Osceola County, 1916 [2]
  • ... (Another 8 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, February 1) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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