Brennecke History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Brennecke family

The surname Brennecke was first found in Swabia, where the name Brandeck 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.

Early History of the Brennecke family

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Brennecke Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Brandeck, Brandecke, Brandekke, Brandeche, Branddeck, Branddecke, Brandeker, Branddekke, Branddeche, Brendecke, Brennecke, Brennecker, Brenneke, Braeneck, Braendecke, Braendekke, Braendeche, Braenddeck, Braenddecke, Braendeker, Braenddekke and many more.

Early Notables of the Brennecke family (pre 1700)

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United States Brennecke migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Brennecke Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Heinrich Brennecke who arrived in Long Island in 1780
  • Heinrich Brennecke, who arrived in Long Island in 1780 [1]
  • Johann Brennecke, who landed in America in 1783 [1]
  • Joh Christ Brennecke, who landed in America in 1783 [1]
  • Johann Brennecke who was recorded as arriving in America in 1783
Brennecke Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Gottlieb Brennecke who arrived in America in 1853
  • Gottlieb Brennecke, who landed in America in 1853 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Brennecke (post 1700) +

  • Wilhelm Brennecke (1918-1998), German Luftwaffe bomber pilot during World War II, awarded of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross
  • Kurt Brennecke (1891-1982), Lower Saxony-born, German General der Infanterie during World War II, Commander of the XXXXIII, Armeekorps, awarded the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross
  • Joachim Brennecke (1919-2011), German stage and film actor; known for his roles in Nazi propaganda films during World War II
  • Günther Brennecke (b. 1927), German former field hockey player at the 1952 and 1956 Summer Olympics; he won a bronze medal at the latter Olympics


  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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