The German surname Bremme emerged in the lands that formed the modern state of Lower Saxony
, which is presently bordered by the North Sea, the Hartz mountains and the Elbe and Ems rivers. Lower Saxony
was previously a medieval Saxon dukedom. The name Bremme, which is a local
surname, reveals that the original bearer of the name once lived, held land, or was born in this beautiful region of Lower Saxony
Early Origins of the Bremme family
The surname Bremme was first found in the county of Oldenburg, where the name became noted for its many branches with the region, 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 were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into this most influential family. The name Bremen was applied to people who originated from the Free City of Bremen, first chosen as a residence by the bishop Willehad in 787.
Early History of the Bremme family
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Bremme Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Bremer, Bremmer, Bremerr, Bremert, Bremen, Bremener, Bremner and many more.
Early Notables of the Bremme family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bremme family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Adam Bremen, who came to New York in 1657. Christopher Bremer arrived in Virginia or Maryland in 1732. Hans Christian Bremer came to West New Jersey in 1773. Heinrich Bremer arrived in Philadelphia in 1795 and Heinrich Christian Bremer came with his wife Judith Goldbeck to Texas in 1844..