Bremmer History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The German surname Bremmer 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 Bremmer, 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 Bremmer family

The surname Bremmer 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 Bremmer family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bremmer research. Another 83 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1707, 1801, 1830, and 1865 are included under the topic Early Bremmer History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Bremmer Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Bremer, Bremmer, Bremerr, Bremert, Bremen, Bremener, Bremner and many more.

Early Notables of the Bremmer family (pre 1700)

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United States Bremmer migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Bremmer Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Solomon Bremmer, who landed in South Carolina in 1680 [1]
Bremmer Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Joh Hen Christ Bremmer, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1773 [1]
Bremmer Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • B. C. Bremmer, who settled in New York in 1822
  • James Bremmer, aged 34, who landed in New York, NY in 1834 [1]

New Zealand Bremmer migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Bremmer Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • John Bremmer, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Armstrong" in 1865
  • Elizabeth Bremmer, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Countess of Kintore" in 1871


  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)


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