Early Origins of the Brehntano family
Austria, where the name became noted for its many branches, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. In their later history the family became a power unto themselves and was elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into a most influential family. The name is actually Italian in origin, and comes from the river Brenta in northern Italy; bearers of the Brentano name moved northwards to Austria and Bavaria in the 18th century.
Early History of the Brehntano family
Another 243 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1857, 1790, 1778 and 1842 are included under the topic Early Brehntano History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Brehntano Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Brentano, Brenntano, Brentanno, Brehntano and others.
Early Notables of the Brehntano family (pre 1700)
Another 21 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Brehntano Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Brehntano family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Ferdinand Brentano, who came to Philadelphia in 1856.
The Brehntano Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: In fortitudine prudentia
Motto Translation: The strength of wisdom
Brehntano Family Crest Products