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The roots of the Brehm surname are linked to a set of 4,000 year old Irish law, known as the Brehon Law. There were no judges or lawyers, but the arbitrators whose responsibility it was to settle disagreements based on these laws were known as Brehons.

Brehm Early Origins



The surname Brehm was first found in Kilkenny (Irish: Cill Chainnigh), the former Kingdom of Osraige (Ossory), located in Southeastern Ireland in the province of Leinster, where they held a family seat as judges and scholars. Irish history was greatly influenced by the Norman invasion of 1172, and thereafter, the surnames of Irish Gaelic clanns and septs and many of the Norman families became almost indistinguishable. This ancient Irish family name was found later in Sligo represented another early reference to the name.

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Brehm Spelling Variations


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Brehm Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Brehon, Brehane, Brehany, Brehaney, Breheny, Brehony, MacBreheny and many more.

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Brehm Early History


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Brehm Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Brehm research. Another 199 words (14 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Brehm History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Brehm Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Brehm Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Brehm Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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

Brehm Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Heinr Brehm, who landed in North America in 1832-1849
  • Johann Peter Brehm, who landed in Ohio in 1837
  • Johann VonDer Brehm, who arrived in Texas in 1846
  • Johann Brehm, aged 49, arrived in Baltimore, Maryland in 1848
  • Sigm Brehm, who landed in New York, NY in 1850
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Brehm (post 1700)


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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)
  • Marshall A. Brehm, American Republican politician, Candidate in primary for Michigan State Senate 36th District, 1970
  • 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
  • Ken Brehm, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Colorado, 2012
  • Keith Brehm, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Colorado, 2008
  • John W. Brehm, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 21st District, 1946
  • Evelyn Brehm, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1964
  • Emil F. Brehm, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Michigan State House of Representatives from Osceola County, 1916
  • Russel Brehm, American Republican politician, Presidential Elector for Nebraska, 1972
  • ... (Another 8 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Johnson, Daniel F. Irish Emigration to New England Through the Port of Saint John, New Brunswick Canada 1841-1849. Baltimore, Maryland: Clearfield, 1996. Print.
    2. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    3. Hickey, D.J. and J.E. Doherty. A New Dictionary of Irish History form 1800 2nd Edition. Dublin: Gil & MacMillian, 2003. Print.
    4. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    5. Vicars, Sir Arthur. Index to the Prerogative Wills of Ireland 1536-1810. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    6. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
    7. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    8. MacLysaght, Edward. The Surnames of Ireland 3rd Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1978. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2278-0).
    9. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    10. Sullivan, Sir Edward. The Book of Kells 3rd Edition. New York: Crescent Books, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-517-61987-3).
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    The Brehm Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Brehm Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 1 February 2016 at 10:22.

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