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The surname Breninkmeyer was first used as a hereditary surname in the ancient German province of Westphalia. It identified its original bearer by occupation. Surnames of this type became popular in Germany after the 12th century. Breninkmeyer is a name for a person who distilled spirits. Breninkmeyer is a German and Jewish name that was originally derived from the German word brenner, which as a derivative of the word brennen, means a burner. This name also refers to a person who cleared forests by burning.

Breninkmeyer Early Origins



The surname Breninkmeyer was first found in Westphalia, where the name was anciently associated with the tribal conflicts of the area. They declared allegiances to many nobles and princes of early history, lending their influence in struggles for power and status within the region. They branched into many houses, and their contributions were sought by many leaders in their search for power.

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Breninkmeyer Spelling Variations


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Breninkmeyer Spelling Variations



Many cultural groups lived in the German states in medieval times. Each had its own dialect and traditions, and unique variations of popular names. Low German, which is similar to contemporary Dutch, was spoken in Westphalia. German names are characterized by additions such as regional suffixes and phrases that tell something about the origin or background of its original bearer. Further contributing to the variation in German names was the fact that there were no spelling rules in medieval times: scribes recorded names according to their sound. The recorded spelling variations of Breninkmeyer include Brenninger, Brenning, Breninger, Breninnger, Brenningen, Brenningmaier, Brenninkmaier (Netherlands), Brenningmeyer and many more.

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Breninkmeyer Early History


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Breninkmeyer Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Breninkmeyer research. Another 85 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 168 and 1686 are included under the topic Early Breninkmeyer History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Breninkmeyer Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Breninkmeyer Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 27 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Breninkmeyer Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



After 1650, thousands of German settlers came to North America to escape the religious persecution and poverty that wracked Europe and to make the most of the opportunity to own their own land in a new country. They settled across the United States in Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California, and in Canada in Ontario and on the fertile plains of the prairie provinces. Among them: Hans Jacob Breninger, who came to Philadelphia in 1733. Gustav Brenning came to Philadelphia in 1868. Christian Brenninger came to Philadelphia in 1852.

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    2. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    3. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. Print.
    4. Jones, George F. The Germans of Colonial Georgia 1733-1783 Revised edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0806311614).
    5. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    6. Strassburger, Ralph B. German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    7. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
    8. Karlsruhe. Badisches Generallandesarchiv Baden Emigration lists 1866-1911. Salt Lake City: Microfilm of Card Index by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Print.
    9. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Journeys German Immigration, Settlement and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    10. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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    The Breninkmeyer Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Breninkmeyer 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 6 November 2014 at 13:59.

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